Monthly Archives: October 2018

More EU restrictions of hazardous chemicals

ECHA has a Registry of Restriction Intentions. It contains a long list of various chemicals proposed for restrictions by ECHA or member countries. The two most recent proposals for restrictions of hazardous chemicals were submitted on 5 October 2018. ECHA proposed restricting of the placing on the market of the 5 “soluble” and carcinogenic cobalt(II) salts…
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Workshop on Parkinsons Disease, European Parliament, 8 November 2018

[caption id="attachment_5064" align="aligncenter" width="1024"][/caption] Parkinson’s is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder having no known cause, typically with onset later in life. Prevalence in the 60-69-year-old population is estimated to be approximately 1.0%, rising to 2.7% in those over 80. There are more than one million people living with Parkinson’s today in Europe; with an ageing…
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Weak points in the new IPCC special report on the impacts of global warming

A few days ago on 6 October 2018 the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development, and…
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