SCENIHRScientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (European Commission)
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SCENIHR (Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health).
The draft opinion of SCHER, SCCP, SCENIHR (2008) proposed establishing on the contrary a new, separate database for substances classified as human carcinogens, or probable or likely human carcinogens.
Members of SCENIHR said large-head (large diameter) MoM implants, in particular, pose the highest risk of provoking undesirable reactions in patients.
The SCENIHR report has the twin merits of scientific objectivity and freshness of research.
The SCENIHR is also requested to examine new scientific evidence and adopt an opinion on the impact of the risk of transmission of WNV through blood transfusion from infected donors beyond the current deferral period for 4 weeks.
Against this background, the Commission recently instructed SCENIHR (health aspect) and SCHER (environment aspect) to "update their opinions in the light of new information available".
Although the difficulties in applying modern metrology practices for determining particle size distributions were recognized as "challenging" by SCENIHR (EC 2011b), it is not clear whether the greater implications of not specifying a volume or mass percent number in addition to the current adopted limit of 50% by number was considered.
It must be noted that SCENIHR mainly looked for answers to if there is a link between the EMFs and the cancer--the link was not found for people who had used mobile phones for less than 10 years.
For instance, the 2008 SCENIHR [Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks] report is quite balanced.
In 2012 SCENIHR again addressed the issue of artificial light exposure with an eye to the general public and determined no studies had yet evaluated CFL-specific links to adverse health effects.
The SCENIHR report concluded that smokeless tobacco products (STPs) contain carcinogenic tobacco-specific nitrosamines, albeit at differing levels.
However, SCENIHR gave voice to its concerns about the potential for inflammation induced by ruptured PIP silicone implants.