Preventing disease through healthy environments infographic

A global assessment of the burden of disease from environmental risks

Who is the most impacted by the environment

The main message emerging from this new comprehensive global assessment is that premature death and disease can be prevented through healthier environments – and to a significant degree.

  • Press release: Quantifying environmental health impacts, WHO, 2016.
  • Image source: quantifying_ehimpacts infographic.
  • Download the “Preventing disease through healthy environments: a global assessment of the burden of disease from environmental risks2016 report, PDF 2.41Mb.
  • Download the “Preventing disease through healthy environments: towards an estimate of the environmental burden of disease“, 2006 report, PDF, 8.4Mb.

Aluminium et vaccins : les chercheurs nous alertent

Des chercheurs internationaux témoignent sur la toxicité de l’aluminium dans les vaccins

Le 22 mai 2014, des scientifiques du monde entier se sont rassemblés à l’Assemblée Nationale Française pour le colloque : “Aluminium et vaccins : l’expertise internationale nous impose d’agir”.

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Buyer Beware: Toxic BPA and Regrettable Substitutes in the Linings of Canned Food

NEW REPORT finds BPA in cans tested.
Find out if this chemical is lurking in your pantry

Toxic BPA Is Still Hiding in Many Popular National Brands of Canned Food

This report, Buyer Beware: Toxic BPA & Regrettable Substitutes in the Linings of Canned Food, was conceived, authored and produced as a collaborative effort by the Breast Cancer Fund; Campaign for Healthier Solutions; Clean Production Action; Ecology Center; Environmental Defence (Canada); and Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families’ Mind the Store campaign.

Test Results and BPA Policies Vary Widely in Retailers’ “Private-Label” Canned Food

Bisphenol A (BPA) is a toxic, endocrine-disrupting chemical that negatively impacts our hormonal systems, contributing to a host of harmful health effects. Hundreds of scientific studies have linked extremely small amounts of BPA, measured in parts per billion and even parts per trillion, to an increased risk of breast and prostate cancer, infertility, type-2 diabetes, obesity, asthma, and behavioral changes including attention deficit disorder. It is likely that people are exposed to BPA from canned foods at levels that are compromising our health.

When It Comes to Labeling, It’s Anyone’s Guess • Even though most national

Table of Contents

“BPA free” May Not Mean Safe

  1. Bisphenol A: Science, Health Effects and FoodBased Exposure
  2. The Safety of BPA Alternatives
  3. Manufacturer and Retailer Can Lining Surveys
  4. Study Design and Experimental Methods
  5. Findings
  6. Limitations of Our Findings
  7. Making the Case for Informed Substitution
  8. Current BPA Regulatory Landscape
  9. Solutions: Getting BPA Out of Food Packaging, Disclosing and Ensuring Safer Alternatives
Act Now !

All Foods Are Not Created Equal When It Comes to Cans

Preventing disease through healthy environments infographic

A global assessment of the burden of disease from environmental risks

We can improve our environment to improve our health

The main message emerging from this new comprehensive global assessment is that premature death and disease can be prevented through healthier environments – and to a significant degree.

  • Press release: Quantifying environmental health impacts, WHO, 2016.
  • Image source: quantifying_ehimpacts infographic.
  • Download the “Preventing disease through healthy environments: a global assessment of the burden of disease from environmental risks2016 report, PDF 2.41Mb.
  • Download the “Preventing disease through healthy environments: towards an estimate of the environmental burden of disease“, 2006 report, PDF, 8.4Mb.

Prévention des conflits d’intérêts en matière d’expertise sanitaire

Intervention de Jean-Sébastien Borde, Vice-Président du FORMINDEP, 20 janvier 2016

Commission des affaires sociales: table ronde sur la prévention des conflits d’intérêt et gestion des liens d’intérêt.

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Dangerous Toxins Hidden in Your Common Household Products

Common chemicals linked to endometriosis, fibroids — and healthcare costs

Researchers have discovered chemicals in plastic wrap and food storage containers are actually linked to high blood pressure and diabetes in children.

More information

Common chemicals linked to endometriosis, fibroids — and healthcare costs, edition.cnn, March 22, 2016

  • Hormone-disrupting chemicals are everywhere — in plastics, pesticides and makeup — and two of them, phthalates and DDE, have been particularly strongly linked with common female reproductive conditions, such as fibroids. Researchers estimate that the problems caused by these two chemicals alone could cost the European Union at least 1.41 billion euros a year.
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Preventing disease through healthy environments infographic

A global assessment of the burden of disease from environmental risks

What is the big picture?

The main message emerging from this new comprehensive global assessment is that premature death and disease can be prevented through healthier environments – and to a significant degree.

  • Press release: Quantifying environmental health impacts, WHO, 2016.
  • Image source: quantifying_ehimpacts infographic.
  • Download the “Preventing disease through healthy environments: a global assessment of the burden of disease from environmental risks2016 report, PDF 2.41Mb.
  • Download the “Preventing disease through healthy environments: towards an estimate of the environmental burden of disease“, 2006 report, PDF, 8.4Mb.

Every breath we take

The lifelong impact of air pollution in the UK

Each year in the UK, around 40,000 deaths are attributable to exposure to outdoor air pollution, with more linked also to exposure to indoor pollutants.

Air pollution plays a role in many of the major health challenges of our day, and has been linked to cancer, asthma, stroke and heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and changes linked to dementia.

Neither the concentration limits set by government, nor the World Health Organization’s air quality guidelines, define levels of exposure that are entirely safe for the whole population. When our patients are exposed to such a clear and avoidable cause of death, illness and disability, it is our duty as doctors to speak out.

Every breath we take: the lifelong impact of air pollution, Royal College of Physicians, 23 February 2016.

The report by the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health examines the impact of exposure to air pollution across the course of a lifetime. It sets out the dangerous impact air pollution is currently having on our health of citizens in the UK.

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Le glyphosate est-il cancérogène?

Glyphosate: divergences d’opinions entre UE et OMS

Conclusion

A l’Efsa:

L’expertise européenne estime “improbable” le potentiel cancérogène du glyphosate. Pour les experts européens, un mécanisme par lequel le glyphosate pourrait conduire au développement de cancers, comme la génotoxicité, n’est pas avéré. Ils considèrent que les études animales produisent des résultats incohérents et/ou statistiquement non significatifs. Partant, les liens épidémiologiques mis en évidence chez les humains, entre glyphosate et lymphome, de faible ampleur et obtenus avec une méthodologie fragile, sont attribués au hasard.

Au CIRC:

Roundup : le pesticide divise l’Union européenne et l’OMS, Le Monde, 28.03.2016.

L’agence de l’OMS classe le glyphosate dans la catégorie “cancérogène probable” pour l’homme. Elle juge les éléments de preuves épidémiologiques “limités“, mais considère que les expérimentations animales font apparaître des cancers trop rares pour être le fruit du hasard. De surcroît, les experts réunis par le CIRC estiment que le glyphosate a un effet génotoxique susceptible d’induire des cancers. Enfin, des travaux indépendants du CIRC, publiés en février dans la revue Chemosphere, suggèrent que les effets génotoxiques du glyphosate peuvent dépendre du sexe des animaux exposés. Cette nouvelle étude est susceptible d’expliquer une part des divergences entre les deux expertises.

Lisez Roundup : le pesticide divise l’Union européenne et l’OMS, par Stéphane Foucart, journaliste scientifique au journal Le Monde, 28.03.2016.

Genome Sequencing Study of Autism

Frequency and Complexity of De Novo Structural Mutation in Autism

Summary

Genetic studies of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have established that de novo duplications and deletions contribute to risk. However, ascertainment of structural variants (SVs) has been restricted by the coarse resolution of current approaches.

By applying a custom pipeline for SV discovery, genotyping, and de novo assembly to genome sequencing of 235 subjects (71 affected individuals, 26 healthy siblings, and their parents), we compiled an atlas of 29,719 SV loci (5,213/genome), comprising 11 different classes.

Frequency and Complexity of De Novo Structural Mutation in Autism, The American Journal of Human Genetics, dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajhg.2016.02.018, March 24, 2016.

We found a high diversity of de novo mutations, the majority of which were undetectable by previous methods. In addition, we observed complex mutation clusters where combinations of de novo SVs, nucleotide substitutions, and indels occurred as a single event. We estimate a high rate of structural mutation in humans (20%) and propose that genetic risk for ASD is attributable to an elevated frequency of gene-disrupting de novo SVs, but not an elevated rate of genome rearrangement.