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Le Bisphénol A reconnu comme perturbateur endocrinien

Sur proposition française, l'Agence européenne des produits chimiques vient de classer le bisphénol A parmi les "substances extrêmement préoccupantes".

Une victoire pour les associations qui alertent et sensibilisent sur les dangers des perturbateurs endocriniens. L'Agence européenne des produits chimiques (European Chemicals Agency, ECHA) a enfin reconnu les propriétés de perturbation endocrinienne du tant décrié bisphénol A, substance chimique de synthèse utilisée depuis plus de 50 ans dans l'industrie du plastique. Elle a notamment adopté une proposition française en ce sens : celle formulée en février par l'Agence nationale de sécurité sanitaire de l'alimentation, de l'environnement et du travail (Anses)...

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Dietary reference values: advice on riboflavin

EFSA has set dietary reference values for riboflavin (vitamin B2) as part of its review of scientific advice on nutrient intakes. Based on new scientific findings, the Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA) decided to update the dietary reference values for riboflavin established by the Scientific Committee for Food in 1993. The panel defined daily population reference intakes (PRIs) for riboflavin as follows: 0.6 mg for children aged 1-3 years; 0.7 mg for children aged 4-6; 1.0 mg for children aged 7-10; 1.4 mg for children aged 11-14; 1.6 mg for adolescents aged 15-17 as...

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Pyrrolizidine alkaloids in tea, herbal infusions and food supplements

Exposure to pyrrolizidine alkaloids in food, in particular for frequent and high consumers of tea and herbal infusions, is a possible long-term concern for human health due to their potential carcinogenicity, say EFSA’s experts. The consumption of food supplements based on pyrrolizidine alkaloid-producing plants could also result in exposure levels causing short-term toxicity resulting in adverse health effects. EFSA has updated its 2011 advice on the risks for human and animal health from pyrrolizidine alkaloids , a large group of toxins produced by different plant species that can...

Dietary supplement concerns? Tell the FTC and FDA

Ever bought a dietary supplement or other health-related product that didn’t work as promised? Maybe you had side effects, or the claims just seemed unbelievable. Know this: the government holds companies accountable for making baseless claims about products marketed as dietary supplements. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and FDA have enforcement programs to protect consumers from false and misleading claims about the safety and benefits of products marketed as dietary supplements. Both agencies have authority over the marketing of these products. You can help. Tell the FTC or FDA if: You...



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