Recent and expected developments in Europe on endocrine disruptors

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Recent and expected developments in Europe on endocrine disruptors

July 17th, 2013

In June 2013 the European Commission (EC) published a report (available here as a pdf) on endocrine disruption issues. This references the more detailed report prepared for the Commission in 2011. This meets its first obligation in the REACH Regulation, but detailed guidance for... read more »

Neonicotinoids – EU restriction goes ahead, but the science is uncertain

June 3rd, 2013

Neonicotinoids are a class of insecticides with a common mode of action that affects the central nervous system of insects, causing paralysis and death. They are systemic insecticides, meaning they enter every part of the target plants – including the pollen and nectar. A number... read more »

European Food Safety Authority Evaluation of Aspartame

February 18th, 2013

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has scrutinized aspartame for its safety as use in food as an artificial sweetener, since its use was initially approved in the U.S. The sweetener is metabolised into aspartic acid, methanol and phenylalanine, constituents which have given basis... read more »