Antidote Europe welcomes recent French media reports warning the public about dangerous medicines.
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Jan 6, ’11
Oct 12, ’10
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.
Feb 10, ’10
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.
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.
EC meets worried scientists
Tue 12 Feb 2008
Antidote Europe and Equivita met Franco Frattini, Vice-President of the European Commission.
Delegates representing two NGOs concerned with public health and the environment met today with Franco Frattini, Vice-President of the European Commission and responsible for Justice, Freedom and Security.
Representatives of the scientific committees of Antidote Europe (France) and Equivita (Italy) brought the following worrying trends to the attention of Mr Frattini:
- Disturbing European data: 3.2 million new cases of cancer in 2006, an increase of 10% compared with 2004; 1.6 million cancer deaths annually; 8 million people affected with Alzheimer’s, with 2.5 million new cases each year; 15% of under-18s suffer from neurological problems.
- The lack of a clear strategy to try to deal with these diseases through prevention and the questionable outcome of the EU chemicals program (REACH) in its current form. The REACH initiative (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals), which entered into force on 1st June 2007, whose aim is to assess the toxic risk of the many thousands of chemicals in our environment, cannot be expected to achieve this result unless it relies on modern scientific methods rather than continuing to rely on animal experiments, as is currently the case.
- The under-utilisation of modern scientific methods to replace animal experiments, for example, the powerful science of toxicogenomics, which is barely mentioned in the REACH legislation, and yet strongly encouraged in the US by the prestigious National Research Council. In this respect, Antidote Europe has recently lodged a complaint with the EU ombudsman for not putting these modern tools to work sooner.