Complete list of report highlights


  1. Potential health impact of pharmaceuticals products released in the environment
  2. Toxicity and Assessment of Chemical Mixtures
  3. Chernobyl : thyroid cancer, leukaemia, children health and birth defects: recent scientific reports on the health effects of the accident
  4. Alzheimer, cancer : scientific assessments on toxicity, danger and health risks from aluminium exposure in food, antiperspirant and dermatology products.
  5. The public needs better communication on the new label system regarding the safe use of chemicals.
  6. The risks from exposure to mixture of chemicals : adequately evaluated ?
  7. WHO fight against global tobacco epidemy – Progress report 2011
  8. Mobile phone and brain cancer: radiofrequency electromagnetic fields classified by IARC (WHO) as possibly carcinogenic to humans.
  9. Potential health risks of the Japanese nuclear accident : what happened in Chernobyl
  10. The IARC (WHO) report establishing the cancer risks associated to combined estrogen–progestogen use as contraceptives or menopausal therapy
  11.  The tolerable intake of cadmium via food to avoid adverse effects to health: the opinion of the European safety agency EFSA
  12. Artificial sweeteners, aspartame and cancer or pregnancy risks: the opinion of the European Food Safety Agency EFSA unchanged
  13. Risk Assessment of flame retardant decabromodiphenylether: no risk reduction mesures necessary, except for risks of secondary poisoning
  14. Toxicity, health effects, hazards and risks related to bisphenol A (BPA): the tolerable daily intake of EFSA unchanged in 2010
  15. Obesity, overweight and health: little sign of positive trend
  16. Food contamination by dioxins in Germany: useful facts and perspective on dioxins impact on health and the environment and global trends
  17. Cancer in the World : mechanisms, causes, trends, treatments – The 2008 Report of the WHO.


  1. Aquatic environment: hazardous substances in Europe’s fresh and marine waters – An overview
  2. Climate impact of potential shale gas production in the EU
  3. Water resources and environmental impact of marine litter and micro-plastics in marine litter: evaluation and recommendations
  4. Farming, erosion, biodiversity or contamination: the declining state of soil in Europe
  5. New facts on environmental effects of ozone depletion and its interactions with climate change
  6. A report on the state of the Australian Environment in 2011
  7. Cold snap of February 2012 and climate change: Is there a link ?
  8. Trends of plastic waste in the EU
  9. No significant errors in the 4th IPCC report on climate, according to a Dutch study
  10. Bee losses, bee colonies losses and the growing concerns about their origin: where are we today ?

 Health & environment combined

  1.  Health and environmental impact of the production of the transgenic salmon AquAdvantage – Highlights of the US -FDA draft report
  2. Potentially endocrine disruptors chemicals: updated assessment for the E.U. of their impact on human health and the environment.
  3. Shale gas : a study on the identification of potential risks for the environment and human health arising from hydraulic fracturing in Europe.
  4. EU criteria for risk assessment of persistance, bioaccumulation and toxicity of chemicals
  5. Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and its derivative (APFO): hazard and risk assessment for human health and the environment in the EU
  6. Hazards and risks for human and the environment of chlorine and sodium hypochlorite: no need for further risk reduction measures according to EU report.

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