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Risk assessment of caffeine among children and adolescents in the Nordic countries

Risk assessment of caffeine among children and adolescents in the Nordic countries »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Marta Axelstad Petersen , Elisabeth Elind , Helena Hallström , Elisabeth Jona Solbergsdottir , Kirsi-Helena Liukkonen , Helle Margrete Meltzer , Tor Øystein Fotland , and Henrik Rye Lam

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2008

ISBN: 9789289317313

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Hazard Identification, Caffeine, Central Nervous System, Tolerance Development, Jitteriness, Soft Drinks

The first part of the report has its main focus on a hazard identification and characterisation of caffeine, with special emphasis on the effects on the central nervous system. Furthermore, there is a review of epi...

Use of soaps containing mercury in Africa - how to fight it

Use of soaps containing mercury in Africa - how to fight it »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Peter W. U. Appel

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2008

ISBN: 9789289316897

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Women in Sub-Saharan Africa, Nervous System, Drainage Systems, Mentally and Physically Disabled, Environmental Hazards Caused, Soaps Containing Mercury

Numerous women in sub-Saharan Africa use soaps containing mercury to bleach their skin. The mercury goes through their skin and reduces the melanin of the pigmentation. The mercury also causes damage to the body e....