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News announcement27 February 2015Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety

Bisphenol A in medical devices: an easy to read fact-sheet on the SCENIHR opinion is now available in four languages. Read here.

Bisphenol A in medical devices: an easy to read fact-sheet on the SCENIHR opinion is now available in four languages. Read here.

In this section, some of the opinions of the European Commission's non-food Scientific Committees are presented in a format and language which can be easily understood by non-specialists.

The reader can choose between short and easy to read science factsheets (1 page) and web summaries which go more into depth. Both publications are written in layman language. As such, even non-specialist readers can become familiar with the issues addressed and the conclusions reached by the Scientific Committees.

Science fact-sheets


The SCCS Guidance on the safety assessment of nanomaterials in cosmetics

How does the SCHEER help protect people and the environment?

Why are potential dangerous phthalates allowed in medical devices, and who decides if their use is warranted?

Does onshore oil and gas exploration and exploitation pose health risks?

Infographic on Weight of Evidence

SCCS Notes of Guidance for the testing of cosmetic ingredients and their safety evaluation - 10th revision

So far, no health risks dim LED lights’ bright future

Will using non-human primates in biomedical research and testing soon be a thing of the past?

Infographics on the risk assessment activities of the EC's Scientific Committees
SCCS
SCHEER

See the Dynamic Infographic


Ensuring the safety of personal care products

UV-C-lamps: could something that kills bacteria and viruses also harm you?
sunbeds.jpg

Go for the glow or ban the tan? Is it safe to use sunbeds?


The EU is the safest market in the world for hair dyes

Are additives used in tobacco products harmless?

SCCS Notes of Guidance for the testing of cosmetic ingredients and their safety evaluation

The safety of surgical meshes used in urogynecological surgery

Are medical devices containing DEHP-plasticized PVC orother plasticizers safe for neonates and other groups possibly at risk?

Is it safe to use cosmetics containing silica in nanoform?

Synthetic biology

Are dental fillings safe?

Does electromagnetic field exposure endanger health?

Is exposure to BPA through the use of medical devices safe for humans?

Are toys containing chromium VI safe for children?

Are Metal-on-Metal hip implants safe?

Sunscreens with titanium dioxide as nanoparticles

Are silver nanoparticles safe?

Mercury from dental amalgam

Methylene glycol in hair straighteners

Nano-form zinc oxide in sunscreens

Artificial Light and Health

X-Ray Full-Body Scanners for Airport Security

Allergenic fragrances in cosmetic products

Parabens used in cosmetics

Products that resemble foods and appeal to children

Triclosan and antimicrobial resistance

Concerned about Mercury in Energy Saving Lamps ?

Easy to read science


Are LED lights safe for human health?
(2018)
(EN - ES - DE - FR - IT)

Non-human primates
(Update - 2017)
(EN - ES - DE - FR - IT)
sunbeds.jpg

Health effects of sunbeds for cosmetic purposes
(2016)
(EN - ES - DE - FR - IT)


Dental fillings
(2015)

Electromagnetic Fields
(Update - 2015)

Nano-form zinc oxide in sunscreens
(2013)

Perfume allergies
(2013)

Health Effects of Artificial Light
(2012)

Security Scanners
(2012)

Definition of "nanomaterial"
(2010)

Products that resemble foods and appeal to children
(2011)

Fluoridation
(2010)

Tobacco Additives
(2010)

Triclosan and antibiotics resistance
(2010)

Depleted Uranium (Update - 2010)

Mercury in Compact
Fluorescent Lamps

(2010)

Sphygmomanometers
(2009)

Nanomaterials
(Update - 2009)

Tooth filling
materials

(2008)

Tooth whiteners
(Update - 2007)

Nanotechnologies
(2006)

Electromagnetic Fields
(2007)

Electromagnetic Fields
(Update - 2009)

Indoor Air Quality
(2008)

Personal Music
Players & Hearing

(2008)

Energy-Saving
Lamps & Health

(2008)

Phthalates in
school supplies

(2008)

Effects of Biocides
(2009)

Details

Publication date
27 February 2015
Author
Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety