Monthly Archives: June 2016

Uppsala Consensus Statement on Environmental Contaminants and the Global Obesity Epidemic

  Obesity is a growing problem, not only in developed countries but also in the developing world. Because obesity is associated with cardiovascular disease, diabetes, reproductive disorders, and some common cancers, the global obesity epidemic is contributing to a major negative impact on human health. In recent years, the hypothesis that environmental contaminants could contribute to the global...
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The authorisation of glyphosate in Europe may be phased out

logo_en The present authorisation of the carcinogenic herbicide glyphosate in Europe expires on 1st July, 2016. The discussion between IARC and EFSA about the carcinogenicity of glyphosate has already been mentioned in the Newsblog from 17 November, 2015. The Europa Commission has proposed a 15-year renewal, and that was favoured by a majority of...
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