Chemicals causing allergies
More people are suffering from allergies than ever before. Some man-made chemicals cause them, but so can naturally occuring allergens like pollen, plants and food.
Chemicals causing cancer
The EU is constantly working to find out which chemicals cause cancer. Some chemicals are known to cause the disease and are heavily controlled by law to protect people who may be exposed to them.
Endocrine disruptors and our health
Endocrine disruptors may be causing serious health effects such as infertility, cancer and development disorders for example birth defects. But where are they used and what is being done to protect us?
Fighting cancer using nanotechnology
Nanomaterials are not only used in consumer products, but also in new and innovative medical treatments. Research has shown that nanoparticles can be used to damage and even destroy cancer cells from within.
Nanomaterials and health
Are substances in nanoforms more dangerous than they are in their normal size? Some are and some are not. Just like any other chemical substance, nanomaterials have to be assessed separately.