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SCENIHR - Opinions 2004-2009

Biological Risks

Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR) Opinion on: Assessment of the Antibiotic Resistance Effects of Biocides.
Adopted by the SCENIHR during the 28th plenary meeting of 19 January 2009
(document replaced on 26 February 2009 after editorial revision)

 

 The popularised layman language version of the opinion

SCHER/SCENIHR Opinion on: Environmental impact and effect on antimicrobial resistance of four substances used for the removal of microbial surface contamination of poultry carcasses (315KB) .
Adopted by the SCENIHR during the 23rd plenary meeting of 02 April 2008

Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR) Opinion on: The Safety of Human-derived Products with regard to Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (170KB) .
Adopted by the SCENIHR during the 11th plenary meeting of 11-12 May 2006 after public consultation

Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR) Opinion on : Chinese report on possible residual BSE risks in products derived from ruminant materials and used as cosmetics ingredients (170KB) .
Adopted by the SCENIHR during the 12th plenary meeting of 20 June 2006

Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR) Opinion on : The Safety of Human Blood and Organs with Regard to West Nile Virus (160KB) .
Adopted by the SCENIHR during the 4th plenary meeting of 17 February 2005

Medical Devices

Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR) Opinion on: The safety of dental amalgam and alternative dental restoration materials for patients and users (480KB).
Adopted by the SCENIHR via written procedure on 6 May 2008 (after public consultation)
Corrigendum:
Please note that in the footnote of table 2 (page 27), the MAK-value "0.1μg/m3" has been replaced by "0.1mg/m3"

 

 The popularised layman language version of the opinion

Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR) Opinion on: The safety of medical devices containing DEHP-plasticized PVC or other plasticizers on neonates and other groups possibly at risk (480KB).
Adopted by the SCENIHR during the 22nd Plenary of 6 February 2008 (after public consultation)

Nanotechnologies

Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR) Opinion on: Risk Assessment of Products of nanotechnologies (500KB) .
Adopted by the SCENIHR during the 28th plenary meeting of 19 January 2009.

Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR) Opinion on : The scientific aspects of the existing and proposed definitions relating to products of nanoscience and nanotechnologies (120KB) .
Adopted by the SCENIHR at the 21st plenary meeting on 29 November 2007
And Accompanying information by Commission services (40KB) concerning the Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR) Opinion on: "The scientific aspects of the existing and proposed definitions relating to products of nanoscience and nanotechnologies"

Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR) Opinion on: The Appropriateness of the Risk Assessment methodology in accordance with the technical guidance documents for new and existing substances for assessing the risks of middlematerials (480KB) .
Adopted by the SCENIHR at the 19th plenary meeting on 21-22 June 2007 (after public consultation)

Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR) Opinion on: The appropriateness of existing methodologies to assess the potential risks associated with engineered and adventitious products of nanotechnologies (480KB) .
Adopted by the SCENIHR during the 10th plenary meeting of 10 March 2006 (after public consultation)

 

 The popularised layman language version of the opinion

Physical Risks

Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR) Opinion on: Potential health risks of exposure to noise from personal music players and mobile phones including a music playing function (500KB) .
Adopted by the SCENIHR during the 26th plenary meeting of 23 September 2008 (after public consultation)
Corrigendum:
Section 3.5.6.1, paragraph on Asphyxiants (page 37): please note that "H­2S" and "HS2" have been replaced by "HCN" in the whole paragraph.

Section 3.5.6.3, penultimate phrase of second paragraph (page 39): please note that the text in parenthesis "…(women more susceptible than men)…" has been replaced by "…(women less susceptible than men)… "

 

 The popularised layman language version of the opinion

Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR) Opinion on: Light Sensitivity (500KB) .
Adopted by the SCENIHR during the 26th plenary meeting of 23 September 2008

 

 The popularised layman language version of the opinion

Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR) Opinion on: Health Effects of Exposure to EMF (750KB) .
Adopted by the SCENIHR during the 28th plenary meeting of 19 January 2009

Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR) Opinion on: Possible effects of Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) on Human Health (650KB) .
Adopted by the SCENIHR during the 16th plenary meeting of 21 March 2007 (after public consultation)

 

 The popularised layman language version of the opinion, 2007
The popularised layman language version of the opinion, 2009

Public Health

Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR) Opinion on: Health Effects of Smokeless Tobacco Products (350KB) .
AAdopted by the SCENIHR during the 22nd plenary meeting of 6 February 2008, after public consultation.

Others

SCCP/SCHER/SCENIHR Opinion on: Risk assessment methodologies and approaches for genotoxic and carcinogenic substances Adopted by the SCENIHR during the 28th plenary meeting of 19 January 2009