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.
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.
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.
Making a molehill out of the Bisphenol A mountain
Tue 6 Jul 2010
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.
The NGO Antidote Europe has criticised the French government for taking very timid measures to ban the synthetic chemical bisphenol A (BPA).
The French senate voted on March 24th this year for a ban on BPA in baby bottles at the behest of parliamentarian Gerard Bapt. Whilst this measure acknowledges the risk of this chemical to human health, it does not go nearly far enough, since it would benefit only a tiny proportion of the population. It also 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.
It would make a lot more sense, say the scientists at Antidote Europe, to follow Denmark’s lead, which has introduced a ban on BPA in all food contact material for children under three years of age.
Even in the US, there are now calls for BPA to be banned across the board, and not just for young children.
It is disappointing that the authorities have been so slow to respond in protecting public health from the known effects of this chemical, which include abnormal sexual development. Six years have already passed since Antidote Europe investigated the effects of BPA on human cells, in which early signs of disease could be seen. It is time to take affirmative action for the sake of our health, says Antidote Europe.
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