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Deadly air pollution limits breached in Boston.

New analysis by the UK100 local government leaders network of figures from the British Lung Foundation reveal air pollution can contribute to 40,000 deaths each year. The research found that almost 18 million people are registered to a GP surgery in an area where air pollution exceeds the World Health Organisation (WHO) limits. That’s equivalent … Continue reading Deadly air pollution limits breached in Boston.

EU glyphosate approval was based on plagiarised Monsanto text, report finds

Controversial weedkiller glyphosate, used widely across the EU and UK, was relicensed based on an assessment plagiarised from industry reports. A new report from the European Parliament found that the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) just copied and pasted tracts from Monsanto's studies.

Work-related cancers costs between 270 and 610 billion a year in the EU-2

A new book from the European Trade Union Institute finds that work-related cancers costs between €270 and €610 billion a year in the EU-28. Occupational cancers are the primary cause of work-related deaths in industrialised societies, with more than 100,000 people losing their lives each year through being exposed to carcinogens in their workplace. Latest … Continue reading Work-related cancers costs between 270 and 610 billion a year in the EU-2

New Research Paper: Occupational Health: A World of False Promises

New research from eminent scientists highlights the monumental tasks but trivial budgets afforded the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the International Labour Organization (ILO). Both agencies of the United Nations, the WHO is responsible for the technical aspects of occupational health and safety, and the promotion of medical services and hygienic standards while the International … Continue reading New Research Paper: Occupational Health: A World of False Promises

New coalition calls for urgent pesticide regulations reform

A new coalition comprising of 110 civil socities and institutions, as well as individual experts to call on European regulators to urgently reform the current pesticide risk assessment and risk management system. Citizens for Science in Pesticide Regulation coalition produced a manifesto which highlights the reasons why the current pesticide risk assessment and management needs … Continue reading New coalition calls for urgent pesticide regulations reform

Lincolnshire Cancer Project

Half of all of us will get cancer at some time. Fortunately more people are living with and surviving cancer and work continues apace to speed up diagnosis and improve treatments. Avoiding the causes of cancer in the first place should be a primary aim and some risk factors have been established – smoking and … Continue reading Lincolnshire Cancer Project