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More than 12,200 chemicals can be used in materials and articles coming in contact with food worldwide

Brussels, November 30, 2020 – The first publicly available database providing an overview of the chemicals that can be used in the processing of food contact materials and articles was released today [1], accompanied by a peer-reviewed scientific article [2]. The database has been compiled by a group of eminent scientists in the field, based […]

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Exposure to Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals Can Adversely Affect Brain Development in Unborn Children

BRUSSELS, March 13, 2017 – Findings published today provide evidence that exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) causes changes in thyroid hormone signalling, which disturbs brain development. The results are published by Nature in a peer-reviewed paper in Scientific Reports entitled “Human amniotic fluid contaminants alter thyroid hormone signalling and early brain development in Xenopus […]

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Findings Showing Roundup Causes Disease Puts Glyphosate Back Under the Spotlight

BRUSSELS, Jan. 10, 2017 – A study published today shows that low levels of exposure to the weed killer Roundup over a long period of time can cause liver disease in rats. The findings are likely to bring further public attention to the Roundup’s controversial active ingredient, glyphosate. The peer-reviewed paper is published in Scientific […]