News from EOM

Concerns over use of glyphosate-based herbicides and risks associated with exposures: a concensus statement.

by John Peterson Myers et al.

Environmental Health (2016) 15:19

http://ehjournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12940-016-0117-0

Regulatory estimates of tolerable daily intakes for glyphosate in the United States and European Union are based on outdated science. Myers and colleagues offer a series of recommendations related to the need for new investments in epidemiological studies, biomonitoring, and toxicology studies that draw on the principles of endocrinology to determine wether the effects of glyphosate-based herbicides are due to endocrine disrupting activities. 

 

 

Position statement of the Collegium Ramazzini on COPD

26.7.2016

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a major and growing disease world-wide  that is not well-recognized and is thus under-diagnosed. It is caused by exposures to a multitude of vapors, gasses, dusts and fumes known collectively as VGDF. Many VGDF exposures found in the workplace and in the environment are not recognized as serious risks and are often unregulated. The Collegium Ramazzini calls on the international community of occupational and environmental safety and health professionals to adopt a new paradigm towards the recognition and prevention of occupational and non-occupational exposures to VGDFs that cause COPD.

http://www.collegiumramazzini.org/download/19_NineteenthCRStatement(2016).pdf

Open letter by specialist on environmental health data Prof. C. J. Portier comments on the German CLH report for Glyphosate

15.7.2016

Being specialised in design, analysis and interpretation of health data about environmental issues and particularly carcinogens Prof. Christopher J. Portier criticised the CLH report for Glyphosate published by The Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA) in Germany.

He re-evaluated carcinogenicity of Glyphosate by means of a meta-analysis of the available studies about human evidence and mouse carcinogenic data.

Link to the full letter, tables and figures with comments on the conclusions of the CLH report

Bailer AJ, Portier CJ, 1988, "Effects of treatment-Induced Mortality and Tumor-Induced Mortality on Tests for Carcinogenicity in Small Samples"

Portier CJ, Bailer AJ, 1989, "Testing for Increased Carcinogenicity Using a Survival-Adjusted Quantal Response Test"

Additional supportive studies

Scientific evidence on the chromosomal damage induced by glyphosate in experimental systems

Link to study about spontaneous neoplastic lesions in mice in control groups