Yearly Archives: 2016

PFOA to be banned in Europe

PFOA The Danish and Norwegian Environmental Agencies have both just announced that the EU has decided to ban perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and its derivatives and precursors. Precursors are chemicals which degrade into PFOA, for instance 8:2 fluorotelomers. In total hundreds of substances on the market will be banned. However, the ban will first be enforced…
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ICCE 2017

The 16th International Conference on Chemistry and the Environment ICCE 2017 will be held at Oslo University, Norway, from 18 June to 22 June 2017. The conference provide a unique information and communication platform for environmental scientists and a forum of professional exchange with collaborators and colleagues in (environmental) toxicology, analytical chemistry, microbiology, geosciences and…
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Life Cycle Management 2017

The Life Cycle Management 2017 Conference "Designing sustainable technologies, products and policies: from science to innovation" will be held in Luxembourg, 3 - 6 September, 2017, organised by Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) The Life Cycle Management conferences are established as one of the leading conference series worldwide in the field of environmental,…
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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…
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