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  • Sodium monofluorophosphate as a source of fluoride added for nutritional purposes to food supplement

    For citation purposes: Scientific Opinion of the Panel on Food Additives and Nutrient Sources added to Food on a request from the Commission on disodium fluorophosphate added for nutritional purposes to food supplements. The EFSA Journal (2008) 886, 1-18. Question number: EFSA-Q-2006-277, EFSA-Q-2006-295 Adopted date: 27 November 2008 Summary Following a request from the European […]

  • DuPont & Honeywell to jointly manufacture new refrigerant: HFO-1234yf (CF3CF=CH2)

    MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., and WILMINGTON, Del., May 20, 2010 – Honeywell (NYSE: HON) and DuPont (NYSE: DD) today announced a manufacturing joint venture to produce a new refrigerant for use in automotive air conditioning systems. The new refrigerant has 99.7 percent lower global warming potential (GWP) than the current refrigerant. Under the agreement, DuPont and […]

  • Southampton: Fluoride Judicial Review reveals inconsistency between UK Gov policy and regulation

    The case brought against the South Central Strategic Health Authority (SHA) by Southampton resident and opponent of water fluoridation Geraldine Milner has been heard in the Royal Courts of Justice. Ms Milner’s case was about whether or not the SHA acted legally in making its decision (back in February 2009) to fluoridate the water in […]

  • Fluoride Update: Even the Experts are Now Questioning its Safety

    Here at the Daily Health we’ve been campaigning against the fluoridation of drinking water for years. Back in 2005, we told you about a number of studies linking fluoride to as many as 10,000 cancer deaths in the US every year, with a high incidence of bone cancer among men exposed to fluoride. More recently […]

  • Think tank: Toothless policy on fluoride

    Every day, Irish sanitary authorities add hexafluorosilicic acid to public water supplies under the terms of the 1960 Fluoridation Act. Unlike the naturally occurring, poorly absorbed and therefore safer calcium fluoride found in toothpaste and mouthwash, hexafluorosilicic acid is an industrial waste by-product which is an active and highly absorbed molecule when swallowed. Over a […]

  • EU: Gradual ban on HFCs proposed

    The European Commission wants to reduce the use of the powerful global warming gases mainly used in refrigerators and air-conditioners. The European Commission proposed today (7 November) to reduce the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), powerful global warming gases mainly used in refrigerators and air-conditioners. Under the proposal, the use of HFCs will be cut to […]

  • EU final report on fluoride and the fluoridating agents of drinking water

    This report dated May 16, 2011, was released June 21, 2011. Title of report: Critical review of any new evidence on the hazard profile, health effects, and human exposure to fluoride and the fluoridating agents of drinking water Opinion to be cited as: SCHER, Opinion on critical review of any new evidence on the hazard […]

  • Cryolite: Public comments on reclassification & labelling due December 19, 2009

    The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) will accept public comments on its proposal to harmonise the classification and labelling of cryolite. Comments are due by December 19. • Cryolite (Germany) – which is the main constituent of the electrolytic bath in the production of aluminium. Germany proposes to change the current classification by adding classification in […]

  • Fluorosis in dairy cattle

    In 1934 there was a report from the United States (Phillips and others) of chronic fluorosis in cattle resulting from the use of rock phosphate. In Great Britain fluorsis arising from atmospheric pollution was reported by Blackmore and others in 1948 and Burns and Allcroft in 1964. Most of the references in the literature reported […]

  • Scientists recommend mercury-free fillings for children and pregnant women

    For the first time, the European Commission’s scientific committee on health is recommending the use of mercury-free dental fillings instead of amalgam for children’s baby teeth and in pregnant patients.In its final opinion on amalgam, the European Union government’s Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR) concluded that “it can be recommended that […]