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Press releases

Is REACH a pointless animal massacre?

9 August 2012: The EU chemicals testing program REACH is a well-intentioned but scientifically flawed attempt to protect human health and the environment, both of which continue to be at risk from the effects of toxic chemicals. The EU chemicals testing program REACH (registration, evaluation, authorisation and

New study reveals adverse effects when common pesticides mixed

7 August 2012: An Antidote Europe-funded study demonstrates the harmful effects of mixtures of the pesticides pyrimethanil, cyprodinil and fludioxonil. A scientific study conducted by Aston University in Britain and funded by NGOs Future Generations and Antidote Europe has been published in the peer-reviewed

Why the Nuremberg Code may harm your health

11 July 2012: Science has moved forward 65 years since the end of World War II but the laws have not yet caught up with the science. A doctor, lawyer and university professor of neuroscience have just released startling new evidence to show

Claude Reiss on Radio France Inter

9 July 2012: Claude Reiss, Antidote Europe’s president, will be interviewed tomorrow, July 10th, at 14:00 on Radio France Inter about chemicals in our environment. The interview will be held in French.

Faulty breast implants

10 January 2012: In a letter addressed to the chief executive of the MHRA, the consumer watchdog Antidote Europe today accused the MHRA of failing in its mission to protect the public. The PIP breast implant health scare is a shocking example of regulatory failure on the part
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Scientists question value of monkey experiments

7 December 2011: An article published in the peer-reviewed Medicolegal and Bioethics presents a rare challenge not just on the ethics but also on the science of using non-human primates in research. Public surveys have consistently shown the general public to be uneasy about the
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Adverse drug reactions kill 197,000 Europeans annually

23 June 2011: In a letter addressed to EU Commissioner John Dalli, Antidote Europe points to the growing number of scientists who consider animal tests to be about as predictive as, or less than, tossing a coin. Antidote Europe has written to EU
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Are animal models predictive?

7 December 2011: There are many ways in which animals are used in science, but their role as models for predicting human outcome is especially controversial. Read ‘Are animal models predictive for humans?’  by Niall Shanks, Ray Greek and Jean Greek, originally published in Philosophy, Ethics,

Autism: where are we heading?

22 March 2011: The prevalence of autism is growing too quickly for it to be a genetic disorder. Instead, autism is probably caused by exposure of the fetus to harmful substances. [article computer-translated from the French] The causes of autism are to be

Tap water: you said “potable”?

25 December 2010: Tap water is deemed safe to drink if the concentration of dangerous chemicals within it does not reach a certain threshold. But these thresholds are simplistic, outdated and irrelevant. [article computer-translated from the French] Tap water may be subject to

500 deaths in France linked to “Mediator” drug

25 November 2010: The diabetes drug fiasco illustrates what happens when regulatory authorities allow the pharmaceutical industry to test drug safety by “cherry picking” animal species. The diabetes drug “Mediator” is another unfortunate example of what happens when regulatory authorities allow the pharmaceutical
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Canada considers BPA toxic

15 October 2010: The Canadian government has issued a final order classifying bisphenol A (BPA) as a toxic substance to be added to Schedule 1 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA). With this, Canada leads the world in protecting the public health
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Interview with Nick Jukes, Co-ordinator of InterNICHE

dissection 30 May 2013: Antidote Europe (AE): Your academic background is that of physics. Please could you tell our readers how you made the transition from this field to becoming the head of what is surely the most successful organisation for promoting the replacement

Dr Martin Ashby on animal experimentation

Dr_Martin_Ashby_260_347 16 August 2012: Dr Ashby has seen patients prescribed drugs costing thousands of pounds a month who are nonetheless not receiving adequate nutrition, hydration and basic care. Something is profoundly wrong with the healthcare system, he observes. Dr Martin Ashby obtained his medical

Professor Larry Hansen on ethical dilemmas

larry-hansen_260_347 23 May 2012: Professor Hansen provides a courageous and unique perspective on dealing with the ethical dilemmas he has faced in his career. Lawrence Hansen obtained his medical degree in 1977 in Illinois. He then specialised in psychiatry and neuropathology before further specialisation

Dr Bernard-Pellet on preventive medicine

Drbernardpellet1_260_325 11 February 2012: Dr Bernard-Pellet explains why we should teach medical personnel and patients the art of healthy living through sensible lifestyle and nutrition. After completing his secondary school studies, Jerome Bernard-Pellet went on to obtain his medical degree at the Necker Faculty

Another courageous scientist

3 December 2011: The following interview is with a scientist who wishes to remain anonymous. Her determination to pursue a scientific career without conducting animal experiments is an example for others to follow. Antidote Europe (AE). Our organisation from time to time receives

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