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…
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Glyphosate found in human urine, beers and wine

The annual meeting of environment and health was held last week in Copenhagen with the title: "Chemicals in the body". Among others it was reported that a not yet published study from the University of Copenhagen had found glyphosate in all samples of human urine analysed. It shows that everybody is exposed. We have known…
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ECHA propose a change of glyphosate’s classification and labelling

The European Chemical Agency, ECHA, has launched a 45-days long public consultation on an ammended harmonised classification and labelling proposals for the herbicide Glyphosate.  The deadline for comments is 18 July 2016. Glyphosate (ISO); N-(phosphonomethyl)glycine (CAS 213-997-49, EC 1071-83-6) is currently classified in Annex VI to the EU CLP Regulation as: Eye Dam. 1, H318…
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The authorisation of glyphosate in Europe may be phased out

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 member countries, among others Denmark. However, the…
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