Antidote Europe welcomes recent French media reports warning the public about dangerous medicines.
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The campaign’s report presents an immediate science strategy to end poisoning tests on non-human primates.
Jul 6, ’10
Antidote Europe has criticised the French government for taking very timid measures to ban the synthetic chemical bisphenol A (BPA). It makes no sense to protect nursing infants by banning the substance in baby bottles when their mothers are exposed to it on a daily basis — not to mention the effect on the foetuses of pregnant women.
Nov 26, ’09
Antidote Europe was awarded the Pietro Croce prize.
Aug 5, ’09
Antidote Europe has launched a public campaign regarding the dangers of bisphenol A and has duly informed the new president of the European Parliament.
Jul 8, ’09
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.
Mar 30, ’09
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.
Aug 25, ’08
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. This conclusion is in contradiction with basic pharmacokinetics knowledge.
Jun 17, ’08
Antidote Europe has issued an urgent caution against the idea of transplanting animal organs into people.
May 19, ’08
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.
Another warning about bisphenol A
Wed 10 Feb 2010
Antidote Europe has re-issued its warning on bisphenol A, criticizing the French Food Safety Agency (AFSSA) on its confused and unclear public announcements regarding this chemical.
The French-based NGO Antidote Europe, has once again criticised the French Food Safety Agency (AFSSA) on its confused stance and unclear public announcements regarding the chemical bisphenol A. According to Antidote Europe, AFSSA is allowing itself to be side-tracked by contradictory results obtained from animal tests, instead of focusing its attention on currently available human data.
“Mice and rats respond differently to bisphenol A and even different strains of rats provide contradictory results, so what is the point of studying animals, when the answer is staring us in the face?” asks Dr Claude Reiss, president of Antidote Europe. “Unlike animal tests, the human data is unequivocal. Recent human population studies, as well as human cell studies have shown that bisphenol A can negatively affect human fertility, among other health problems.”
“The public would be shocked if it knew that this chemical was originally produced as a synthetic hormone contraceptive for women, and subsequently discovered as a useful chemical by the plastics industry.”