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  • ANH Open Letter to the European Food Safety Authority

    Catherine Geslain-Lanéelle Executive Director European Food Safety Authority Largo N. Palli 5/A I-43100 Parma Italy 3 February 2009 Dear Ms Geslain-Lanéelle RE TRANSPARENT SCIENTIFIC DISCUSSION ABOUT EFSA’S OPINION ON THE USE OF SODIUM MONOFLUOROPHOSPHATE IN FOOD SUPPLEMENTS We are writing this as an open letter to help ensure that interested parties and stakeholders are kept […]

  • Europe: SonoVue containing Sulphur hexafluoride, for use in ultrasound imaging

    Excerpts: ANNEX I SUMMARY OF PRODUCT CHARACTERISTICS 1. NAME OF THE MEDICINAL PRODUCT SonoVue 8 microlitres / ml powder and solvent for dispersion for injection 2. QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE COMPOSITION One ml contains 8 ?l of sulphur hexafluoride microbubbles On reconstitution as directed, 1 ml of the resulting dispersion contains 8 ?l sulphur hexafluoride in […]

  • European Union: Results of the monitoring of PFAS substances in food 2000 – 2009

    Full article at http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/efsajournal/doc/2016.pdf Abstract Perfluoroalkylated substances (PFASs) are a large group of compounds consisting of a fully or partially fluorinated hydrophobic alkyl chain and a hydrophilic end group. Due to their thermal and chemical stability they are used in e.g. cleaning agents, impregnation agents for textiles, carpets, paper, packaging, furniture, paint and varnish, fire-extinguishing […]

  • UK: best teeth in Europe?

    The Claim “Our children have the best dental health in Europe.” Ann Keen, health minister, 25 September 2007 The background Our teeth, it seems, are a sore point. It might be easier to get someone to replace your hip these days, but getting someone to examine your molars is (ahem) like pulling teeth. At the […]

  • European Commission: Final report on risks from the industrial use of PFOA and APFO

    Project Title: Analysis of the risks arising from the industrial use of Perfuorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and Ammonium Perfluorooctanoate (APFO) and from their use in consumer articles. Evaluation of the risk reduction measures for potential restrictions on the manufacture, placing on the market and use of PFOA and APFO. Excerpts: Task 1: Market analysis The market […]

  • European Commission agree to investigate health risks of fluoridated water

    The European Commission has just opened a public consultation process to investigate the health risks of adding fluoride to public water supplies. The Irish health authorities, through the local councils, have added hydrofluorosilicic acid to public water supplies since 1960. However, unlike sodium and calcium fluoride used in toothpaste, Hydrofluorosilicic acid is an industrial waste […]

  • Juneau. My turn. Fluoridation: Why Europe matters

    Europe largely does not fluoridate its water. For two reasons, this matters to us in Juneau as we decide whether to put fluoride back in city water. The first reason has been widely noted. Tooth decay among adults and children has declined in Europe at essentially the same rates as in the United States. This […]

  • European Court rules fluoridated water is medicine

    FLUORIDE opponents around Queensland have been handed a new weapon in their fight to reverse the Bligh Government’s mass medication program. The European Court has ruled that fluoridated water must be treated as a medicine and cannot be used in the manufacture of consumable products. While the immediate impact is on Continental manufacturers it will […]

  • U.S. and Europe to Give Iranians New Atom Offer

    WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 – The Bush administration and three European allies have approved a new offer to be made to Iran in a last-ditch effort to head off a confrontation over its suspected nuclear weapons program. The proposal would permit Iran to conduct very limited nuclear activities on its own soil, but would move the […]

  • Europeans vote 7 to 1 to phase out amalgam

    Dental amalgams, known to many of us by the deceptive term “silver fillings,” are 43 to 54% mercury.  The mercury from amalgam causes far-reaching problems… read more Like the United States, the European Union (EU) signed the new mercury treaty, the Minamata Convention on Mercury.  But unlike the United States, the EU government asked the […]