The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has proposed a new approach to help further understanding on the effect of exposure to chemicals such as pesticides on health by making better use of epidemiological studies.
Energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions were flat for a third year in a row in 2016 despite continued economic growth, signalling a continuing decoupling of emissions from the economy, a new report reveals.
President Donald Trump is proposing significant cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s budget, as his administration seeks to eliminate climate change programmes and curb initiatives to protect air and water quality.
An analysis of Government figures by Carbon Brief indicates a fall of almost 6% in carbon emissions in 2016 as coal use plummeted, but highlights that the UK needs to have a more ambitious policy package and should aim to have emissions at “net-zero” by 2070 at the latest if it is to meet its targets.
Healthy Workplaces: Improving Employee Mental and Physical Health and Wellbeing [QS147] is a new quality standard from NICE which covers the health and wellbeing of all employees, including their mental health. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement. It does not cover managing long-term sickness absence.