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Recent scientific publications related to fume events

Screening for novel central nervous system biomarkers in veterans with Gulf War Illness.

Abou-Donia MB, 2017

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Physical and Chemical Characterisation of Aircraft Engine Exhaust Particles

Abegglen M, 2016

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Autoantibody markers of neural degeneration are associated with post-mortem histopathological alterations of a neurologically-injured pilot

Abou-Donia MB, 2014

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Autoantibodies to nervous system-specific proteins are elevated in sera of flight crew member: biomarkers for nervous system injury.

Abou-Donia MB, 2013

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Contaminated aircraft cabin air

Michaelis S, 2011 

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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Regulatory estimates of tolerable daily intakes for glyphosate in the United States and European Union are based on outdated science.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