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: http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/health_food-safety/dyna/enews/enews.cfm?al_id=1685