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  • EU solicits comments on draft scientific opinion on dietary reference values for fluoride

    Deadline for comments, June 13, 2013 EFSA’s Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA) has launched an open consultation on the draft scientific opinion on dietary reference values for fluoride. This document proposes dietary reference values for fluoride for adults, infants and children, pregnant and lactating women. In line with EFSA’s policy on openness […]

  • Fluoridation of our water is “dangerous unscientific nonsense”

    The Green Party have slated controversial plans to fluoridate water supplies, claiming that there are many significant questions over fluoride‘s safety and effectiveness. Following government bidding, health chiefs around the country are currently deciding whether to adopt fluoridation as their preferred route to reducing tooth decay in children – a move described as “dangerously unscientific […]

  • Scientific Opinion on Dietary Reference Values for fluoride

    Summary of report Following a request from the European Commission, the EFSA Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA) was asked to deliver a scientific opinion on Dietary Reference Values (DRVs) for the European population, including fluoride. Fluoride has no known essential function in human growth and development and no signs of fluoride deficiency […]

  • European Community Establishes a Tolerance of 1 ppm for Fluoride Residue in Wine

    Excerpt from: Federal Register: July 6, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 130) 40 CFR Part 180; [OPP-301008; FRL-6590-1]; RIN 2070-AB78 Tebufenozide; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Final rule. … III. Emergency Exemption for Tebufenozide on Grapes and FFDCA Tolerances Grapes are California’s number one ranked crop in dollar value, accounting […]

  • EU report: Perfluoroalkylated substances in food: occurrence and dietary exposure

    Abstract: Perfluoroalkylated substances (PFASs) are highly fluorinated aliphatic compounds with high thermal and chemical stability, as well as high surface activity. PFASs are used in a range of industrial and chemical applications e.g. textiles, paper, packaging materials, paint and varnish, and fire-extinguishing liquids. Several PFASs are recognised as environmentally persistent organic pollutants and are associated […]

  • EU report: Study on waste related issues of newly listed POPs and candidate POPs

    This report, dated August 26, 2010, was released on October 27, 2010. POP = Persistent Organic Pollutant Brief Excerpts: 1 Executive summary Based on the background of the amended Stockholm Convention the intention of the study is in particular to provide the European Commission with • A compilation and evaluation of existing data on the […]

  • EU recommendations on the monitoring of PFOS and PFOA substances in food

    COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION of 17 March 2010 on the monitoring of perfluoroalkylated substances in food (Text with EEA relevance) (2010/161/EU) THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION, Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Article 292 thereof, Whereas: (1) Perfluoroalkylated substances (PFAS) are widely used in industrial and consumer applications including stain- […]

  • EU: Scientific Opinion of PFOA and PFOS from the Panel on Contaminants in the Food chain

    Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS), perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and their salts Scientific Opinion of the Panel on Contaminants in the Food chain Summary Perfluoroalkylated substances (PFAS) is the collective name for a vast group of fluorinated compounds, including oligomers and polymers, which consist of neutral and anionic surface active compounds with high thermal, chemical and biological inertness. […]

  • Fluoridation plants: Fluoride bulk bag unloading system contains toxic dust

    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA — For many years various Australian authorities have been slowly installing water-fluoridation plants in a general endeavor to promote dental health. In the last few years, though, the pace of fluoridation has quickened as various states have introduced fluoridation programs, backed by state government subsidies. Queensland, for example, decreed in 2006 that 90% […]