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A health claim is any statement about a relationship between food and health. The European Commission authorises different health claims provided they are ...
Carcinogens at work: EU Council, Parliament reach agreement
The EU presidency and European Parliament reached a provisional agreement Wednesday on a new directive to help protect workers from exposure to carcinogens or ...
Auditors examine effectiveness of EU fight against superbugs
The European Court of Auditors is conducting an audit of EU action against superbugs, including bacteria which have become resistant to antibiotics, to assess ...
From 22 March 2011, all EU citizens have access to information on the thousands of authorised pharmaceutical clinical trials that are under way in the EU. The ...
Finally, EU sets out scientific criteria for endocrine disruptors
The European Commission presented Wednesday - two years after they were due - its science-based criteria to identify endocrine disruptors in the field of plant ...
EUR 35m EU funding for AI solutions to fight cancer
The EU Commission launched a call for proposals Tuesday for EUR 35 million available aimed at supporting the development of analysis of health images for ...
Brussels cracks down on use of plastic toxins
The EU Commission took action Wednesday to restrict the placing on the market of articles containing four phthalates found in a wide variety of everyday ...
Europe's Obesity Challenge - ECIPE Policy Brief
Europe is facing an obesity crisis of epidemic proportions, one that threatens to overwhelm the EU?s already struggling economies and place a tremendous burden ...
First European research strategy on neurodegenerative diseases gets underway
Some of the world's top neurodegenerative disease experts gathered in Stockholm, Sweden on 15 April to start working on a pan-European research agenda that ...
European Electronic Health Record exchange format
The European Commission presented on 6 February a Recommendation for the creation of a secure system that will enable citizens to access their electronic ...
Child obesity: healthy food for schools guidance
The European Commission and Maltese Presidency presented Wednesday a valuable new resource to help public procurement authorities implement healthy food ...
Pesticides must be checked for harmful chemicals: MEPs
MEPs at a public hearing Wednesday discussed the EU risk assessment of the herbicide glyphosate, demanding that pesticides be checked for endocrine disrupting ...
New rules to protect EU workers from harmful electromagnetic fields
The European Parliament on 11 June adopted a Commission proposal for a Directive to update and improve EU rules to protect workers from electromagnetic fields ...
Modernisation of EU policy on health and safety at work
The European Commission took action on 10 January 2017 to promote and modernise Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) in the EU.
EU Strategic Framework on Health and Safety at Work 2014-2020
The European Commission presented on 6 June a new Strategic Framework on Health and Safety at Work 2014 – 2020, with the aim of better protecting the more than ...
Held each year in October (calendar week 43), the European Week for Safety and Health at Work is a highlight of every Healthy Workplaces Campaign. With ...
The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work has run an annual European Campaign since 2000. With more than 30 countries participating, and some 4 million ...
Lighten the load
Good practice awards 2007 : call for nominations : a European campaign on musculoskeletal disorders - Workers' health and safety
The EU and musculoskeletal disorders
Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are the most common work-related health problem in Europe, affecting millions of workers. Across the EU27, 25 per cent of ...
EU-OSHA's Annual report 2015: adapting to change and the risks and challenges this brings
The annual report 2015 outlines all of EU-OSHA's activities in the year. The highlights included the first findings of its flagship survey, the second edition ...
European Survey of Enterprises on New and Emerging Risks (ESENER)
The European Survey of Enterprises on New and Emerging Risks (ESENER) asks managers and workers' health and safety representatives about how health and safety ...
The central role of the ‘European Agency for Safety and Health at Work’ in promoting healthier, safer and more productive workplaces is underlined in its 2006 ...
The European Commission has adopted a green paper on the EU workforce for health. This marks the beginning of a consultation period which aims to identify ...
Health
Summaries of EU Legislation on Health Policy.
Contact lens law is clarified by EU Court
Banning the sale of contact lenses on the Internet on the grounds of consumer health is disproportionate to consumer health requirements, the European Court of ...
Contraband and counterfeit cigarettes - guide
The European Commission has announced a multi-year agreement with British American Tobacco (BAT) to work together in tackling the illicit trade in tobacco ...
Serious Cross-border Threats to Health
The EU's ability to cope with serious cross-border health threats such as coronavirus, the 2011 E. Coli epidemic or the 2009 H1N1 flu will be strengthened by ...
Nutrition and health claims
Nutrition and health claims which encourage consumers to purchase a product, but are false, misleading or not scientifically proven are prohibited. The aim is ...
EU bathing water policy - briefing
The annual bathing water report presented by the European Commission and the European Environment Agency shows that 96% of coastal bathing areas and 90% of ...
New EU Guidelines on Colorectal Cancer Screening and Diagnosis - guide
On the eve of World Cancer Day, in an effort to improve the screening and diagnosis of colorectal cancer, the European Commission published the first edition ...
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