Kick-off meeting of the Commission's new scientific committees

On 28 April 2016, the newly appointed scientists who are to provide the European Commission with independent scientific advice on issues relating to consumer safety, public health and the environment during their five year mandate (2016-2021), hold their inaugural meeting in Luxembourg.

The committees are made up of eminent scientists from all over the world. Their scientific opinions are designed to serve as a basis for regulations, contributing to a more evidence-based EU policy-making, which aims to ensure a high level of health protection to European citizens.

These committees are:

  • The Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS): provides opinions on health and safety risks (chemical, biological, mechanical and other physical risks) of non-food consumer products (e.g. cosmetic products and their ingredients, toys, textiles, clothing, personal care and household products) and services (e.g. tattooing, artificial sun tanning).
  • The Scientific Committee on Health, Environmental and Emerging Risks (SCHEER): provides opinions on health and environmental risks; consumer safety, public health and related issues (e.g. antimicrobial resistance; nanotechnologies; medical devices including those incorporating substances of animal and/or human origin; tissue engineering; blood products; fertility reduction; physical hazards such as noise and electromagnetic fields; etc.); risks related to pollutants in the environmental media and other factors which may have a negative impact on health and the environment (e.g. air quality, water, waste and soil) and life cycle environmental assessment.

Information about the event can be found here:

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