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.
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.
Is Bisphenol A the new silent killer?
Wed 5 Aug 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.
The French-based NGO Antidote Europe has sent an urgent appeal to the newly-elected president of the European Parliament, Professor Jerzy Buzek (see below), asking him to take urgent action to preserve public health. There is now mounting scientific evidence to suggest that the synthetic chemical bisphenol A represents a serious health risk, especially to human foetuses and bottle-fed babies.
Antidote Europe bases its concerns specifically on human findings, including blood and urine samples, as well as effects seen in human cell cultures. This human data, which points to increased risk of cancer, diabetes, and fertility problems which threaten to annihilate our species, should guide the authorities towards making rational decisions and thereby avoid the confusion sown until now by the results of conflicting animal data.
Please go to www.danger-bisphenol.com to view Antidote Europe’s public campaign and online petition.