According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a lung disease that results in changes in several different parts of the respiratory system and lungs at the same time. But it is far more than just a 'smoker's cough'.
Europe’s food and drink producers have called on the Commission to come up with EU-wide standards on precautionary allergen labelling, arguing it is a much-needed step towards completing the single market.
Although they disproportionately affect young people and impact many lives negatively, allergies are still neglected by medical specialists and few countries have adequate programmes in place to deal with them, writes Claudio Ciprian T?n?sescu.
The EU has no intention of imposing a ban on Chanel's No. 5 perfume, a European Commission spokesman has said, after a study recommended that tree moss used in the famous luxury perfume should be banned because of potential allergic reactions.
The Competitiveness Council has unanimously voted in favour of a
ban on certain chemicals used in toys for young children. Industry
representatives have already stated they were considering legal
The Commission has released a legislative proposal containing new general rules for food and feed controls, which aims at curing weaknesses in current legislation and sets out tougher enforcement mechanisms.