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Antidote Europe receives achievement award (November 26 th, 2009) : Antidote Europe was awarded with the Pietro Croce prize.

Bisphenol A - the new silent killer? (August 5th, 2009) : Antidote Europe has launched a public campaign regarding the dangers of bisphenol A and has duly informed the new president of the European Parliament.

Bisphenol A - a chemical time bomb? (July 8th, 2009) : It is difficult to understand why food safety agencies continue to place their trust in ambiguous animal data when human data is readily available. The fact that DES and BPA share striking similarities in their structures is extremely worrisome and lends weight to the possibility that BPA is a "chemical time bomb" in terms of our health.

EU directive lags woefully behind the science (March 30th, 2009) : With a crucial vote about to take place on Tuesday 31st March, by the Agriculture Committee (AGRI) of the European Parliament, Antidote Europe has written to all members of this committee, urging them to include a clause in the revised version of the 86/609 directive, to facilitate the adoption of any scientifically sound, non animal method, based on the "weight of evidence" principle. Such a clause would significantly increase the scope and application of non animal methods in practice.

Bisphenol still allowed in dummies for babies in the EU (August 25th, 2008) : According to EFSA, the exposure of the human foetus to bisphenol A would be negligible because the mother rapidly metabolizes and eliminates this substance from her body. A conclusion in contradiction with basic pharmacokinetics knowledge.

Public health group cautions EU not to use animal organs (June 17th, 2008) : Antidote Europe issued an urgent caution against the idea of transplanting animal organs into people.

Bisphenol A: Authorities warned of health risk (May 19th, 2008) : The results of our analysis of bisphenol A using toxicogenomics techniques have been conveyed to the French and European agencies for food safety and to Canadian Health Authorities.

Open letter to Alan Johnson MP regarding cervical cancer mass vaccination (May 7 th, 2008) : Concerns about the safety of this vaccine.

GM: let true science prevail! (April 11 th, 2008) : Open letter to the French Prime Minister Mr François Fillon; ministers for the Environment: Mr Jean-Louis Borloo and Ms Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet; and the minister for Health Ms Roselyne Bachelot, concerning the current debate on genetically modified (GM) products.

EC meets worried scientists (February 12th, 2008) : Antidote Europe and Equivita met Franco Frattini, Vice-President of the European Commission.

Justice for our health (February 5th, 2008) : Antidote Europe has lodged a complaint with the European Mediator.

Towards creating a cleaner and safer environment (October 9th, 2007) : The group Antidote Europe has submitted a non-animal test method to the EU authorities that would carefully screen any chemical before it could be put on the market.

Toxicity testing in the 21st century (August 30 th, 2007) : A recent report published by the US National Research Council (NRC), entitled 'Toxicity testing in the Twenty-first century: a vision and a strategy' acknowledges the importance of using biological material of human origin, in conjunction with the modern science of toxicogenomics. Antidote Europe sees this as a positive development and as confirmation of its own novel approach to the science of toxicity testing, which, together with the efforts of other European groups, has ensured that these methods will be incorporated in the new EU chemicals testing program, REACH, which entered into force on 1st June, 2007.

Antidote Europe's expert contribution recognised (June 25th, 2007) : The tests results obtained by Antidote Europe, based on the toxicogenomic evaluation of 22 chemical substances that are now registered on an international database, is a very positive sign indeed.

REACH : obsolete from birth (June 4th, 2007) : At its coming into force, the European REACH regulation on chemical substances implies toxicity tests of which the reliability has never been proved, qualified of "simply bad science" by a scientific responsible of the European Commission and longer and more expensive than modern and reliable tests already available.

The candidates are not very eloquent on the subject of preventive health measures (April 18th, 2007) : Among those presenting candidates for the presidential election, the LCR has been the only political party to reply favourably and precisely to our questionnaire on the necessary preventive health measures. The Socialist Party and the UMP say they are concerned about prevention and research but it does not appear from their replies that they are considering really new approaches.

Forgotten in the campaign : our health (April 2nd, 2007) : A questionnaire on this subject was sent to the twelve candidates in the presidential election.

The Belgian Senate attentive to scientific toxicology (March 1st, 2007) : After adopting a "motion for a resolution" aiming at the creation of a toxicogenomics center, the Social Affairs Committee of the Belgian Senate organised a hearing on alternative methods to animal experimentation.

Obsolete toxicology and human health in peril (February 12th, 2007) : After the adoption of the REACH regulations, Antidote Europe reminds Mr. Barroso that he has not answered the 140 associations from 12 countries, representing more than 1,200,000 European citizens, who ask that chemical substances responsible for cancer and other serious diseases be tested with truly scientific methods.

Europeans demand a reliable assessment of chemical's toxicity (April 25th, 2005) : Supported by several associations working in different fields in different fields in different countries, Antidote Europe wrote to the Presidents of European Commission and Parliament informing them of the existence of the Scientific Toxicology Programme and asking for toxicological tests on animals to be banned in the REACH project.