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File Troff document Chemicals in humans (leaflet)
Located in Articles A Europe to thrive in – environment, health and well-being
Highlight Europe’s environment now healthier – but new risks emerging
Europeans live longer and healthier lives than in the past, partly due to successful environmental policies that have reduced the exposure to harmful environmental contaminants in air, water and food, according to a new report. However, these contaminants are still a problem, and several new health risks are emerging, for example, from new chemicals, new products and changing lifestyle patterns.
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Highlight Neonicotinoid pesticides are a huge risk – so ban is welcome, says EEA
The European Commission has decided to ban three neonicotinoid insecticides. These chemicals can harm honeybees, according to a large body of scientific evidence, so the European Environment Agency (EEA) commends the precautionary decision to ban them.
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Part A - Lessons from health hazards
Part A commences with an analysis of 'false positives' showing that these are few and far between as compared to false negatives and that carefully designed precautionary actions can stimulate innovation, even if the risk turns out not to be real or as serious as initially feared.
Located in Publications Late lessons from early warnings: science, precaution, innovation
File Late lessons II Chapter 10 - Bisphenol A contested science divergent safety evaluations
Located in Publications Late lessons from early warnings: science, precaution, innovation Single chapters
File Late lessons II Chapter 6 - Beryllium's 'public relations problem'
Located in Publications Late lessons from early warnings: science, precaution, innovation Single chapters
File Late lessons II Chapter 5 - Minamata disease a challenge for democracy and justice
Located in Publications Late lessons from early warnings: science, precaution, innovation Single chapters
File Late lessons II Chapter 4 - Too much to swallow PCE contamination of mains water
Located in Publications Late lessons from early warnings: science, precaution, innovation Single chapters
Press Release The cost of ignoring the warning signs - EEA publishes ‘Late Lessons from Early Warnings, volume II’
New technologies have sometimes had very harmful effects, but in many cases the early warning signs have been suppressed or ignored. The second volume of Late Lessons from Early Warnings investigates specific cases where danger signals have gone unheeded, in some cases leading to deaths, illness and environmental destruction.
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Highlight EEA reviews new findings from 2012, the Year of Water
Europe needs to work harder to protect its water resources from increasing pressures. This was one of the messages that emerged during 2012, ‘European Year of Water’. The European Environment Agency (EEA) also presented important findings in many other areas, including air, climate, biodiversity and chemicals.
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