Exposure to carcinogens at work in EU’s crosshairs

By |maj 3rd, 2018|cancer, carcinogens, dangerous substances, EU-OSHA, health and safety, ILO, Marianne Thyssen, News, SMEs|

The EU Agency for Safety and Health at Work has launched a joint campaign with the European Commission and the Bulgarian EU Presidency aimed at raising awareness of dangerous substances at work while sounding the alarm about the surging costs related to cancer.

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Companies set to miss EU acrylamide targets

By |januar 12th, 2018|acrylamide, carcinogens, chemical safety, Food safety, News|

Food manufacturers risk falling well short of meeting new EU rules aimed at limiting levels of cancer-causing Acrylamide, according to a series of new tests released on Thursday (11 January).

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EU delays vote on renewing controversial weedkiller licence

By |oktober 25th, 2017|Agrifood, carcinogens, Council of the EU, ECHA, EFSA, European Commission, European Parliament, Glyohosate, Monsanto Papers, News, pesticide regulation, Pesticides|

The EU on Wednesday (25 October) postponed a vote on renewing the licence for the controversial weedkiller glyphosate, which the European Parliament wants to ban in five years' time amid criticism that it may cause cancer.

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MEPs call for complete glyphosate ban in 2020

By |oktober 20th, 2017|carcinogens, European Parliament, glyphosate, Monsanto, Monsanto Papers, News|

As a petition against glyphosate continues to amass support from European citizens, MEPs adopted on Thursday (19 October) a resolution calling for a total ban on the weed killer from 2020. EU member states will vote on the renewal of the glyphosate lic...

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Bringing sanity back to Europe’s glyphosate debate

By |oktober 5th, 2017|carcinogens, France, glyphosate, glyphosate ban, News, Nicolas Hulot|

For glyphosate, the active ingredient in the world’s most widely used weed killer, 6 November will be a date with destiny, writes Pieter Cleppe.

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MEPs vote down endocrine disruptor criteria, back acrylamide regulation

By |september 29th, 2017|acrylamide, carcinogens, News|

The European Parliament’s environment committee objected to the Commission’s proposed criteria for endocrine disruptors on Thursday (28 September), and threw out another objection to the executive’s proposal to regulate levels of cancer-causing acrylamide in food.

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Food safety advocates speak out as MEP attacks acrylamide regulation

By |september 26th, 2017|acrylamide, carcinogens, News|

The European Parliament’s environment committee will vote on Thursday (28 September) on a resolution which seeks to stop a Commission proposal to regulate levels of carcinogenic acrylamide in food, amid continuing pleas from food safety advocates to endorse the original proposal.

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No, the EU does not want to ban your chips

By |september 25th, 2017|acrylamide, carcinogens, consumer protection, News|

Recently, headlines in Germany and Austria might have made you shiver with fear: “The. EU. Wants. To. Ban. Crispy. Chips”. No less! The same EU which dictates the shape of our bananas and cucumbers is now meddling with our chips. Or is it, asks Monique Goyens.

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MEPs adopt stricter limits on carcinogens in the workplace

By |avgust 31st, 2017|cancer, carcinogens, health and safety, health and work, Karima Delli, Marita Ulvskog, News|

EU lawmakers on Wednesday (30 August) voted on tough new exposure limits to carcinogenic substances in the workplace, in a move they hope will save more than 100,000 lives over the next 50 years.

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Conflicts of interest erode trust in food safety agency

By |junij 15th, 2017|carcinogens, ECI, EFSA, European Citizens Initiative, Food safety, glyphosate, News|

Close to half of the experts at the European Food Security Agency have conflicts of interest that call into question the validity of the agency’s work, according to a new study by Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO). EURACTIV France reports.

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