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EU agrees dental amalgam ban in children, pregnant and breastfeeding women
Posted On: December 9, 2016
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  • Europe
  • Tags: Mercury, Minamata, convention, dental, amalgam

European civil society has endorsed this week’s provisional agreement by the three EU institutions (European Parliament, European Commission and the Council of the European Union) to ban dental amalgam fillings for children under 15 and for...

New database from UBA tracks global prevalence of pharmaceuticals in the environment
Posted On: December 2, 2016
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  • Europe
  • Tags: pharmaceuticals, environment, AMR, UBA, German Environment Agency, antibiotics, medicine, drugs

The German Environment Agency (UBA) has recently released a comprehensive new database of pharmaceuticals in the environment, showing that it is an increasingly worldwide problem.

Civil society calls on EU decision makers to phase out dental amalgam
Posted On: November 29, 2016
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  • Europe

Europe will imminently decide the fate of dentistry’s most controversial procedure: the use of mercury-based dental fillings, known as amalgam. HCWH Europe has joined with the EEB, WECF, HEAL, and the World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry to...

Free webinar | Food waste in European healthcare
Posted On: November 29, 2016
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  • Europe
  • Tags: food, Waste, sustainable, Healthy, Healthcare, hospitals, webinar

HCWH Europe will host a FREE webinar on Thursday, December 15th focusing on food waste in European healthcare. Register here!

HCWH Europe expresses concern about EDCs criteria
Posted On: November 28, 2016
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  • Tags: EDC, EDCs, endocrine disrupting, Chemicals, Medical Devices, Medical Device Regulation, letter

On 9th November 2016, the European Commission (EC) issued a new version of the two sets of their long overdue scientific criteria for the identification of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs). These criteria, however, are still problematic.

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