Recognizing the public health threat
of hepatitis C (HCV) as well as the lack of standardized tests for the disease available to many labs, the FDA recently granted expedited review for 2 new HCV tests from Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.
"Knock Out America's Hidden Health Threat
" is an educational brochure designed to help patients better understand the importance of compliance.
BT said: "There is no convincing scientific evidence that mobile phones pose any health threat
"It's logical to assume that people will be more likely to take protective or preventative action after reading about a local health threat
. If journalists can increase the awareness of threats in local communities, then people will have opportunities to act upon that information," said Wise.
But environmental health experts caution that much care must be taken because of the health threat
that contaminants like mold can pose.
Otherwise, the potential for a serious public health threat
is a very real possibility.
A couple decades ago, if someone had asked whether you'd heard about "that new virus," you'd have known that they were concerned about a health threat
. This year, you'd have needed to ask, "Medical or computer?" On both viral fronts, 2003 was eventful.
So far, the FDA and representatives from the plastics industry have resisted these requests, arguing compounds like bisphenol A do not leach out of plastic containers at high-enough levels to pose any health threat
. We did a ton of testing and supplied our results to the FDA, says Jerome Heckman, general counsel for the Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI).
But the EPA didn't press for this in negotiations with the polluters, even though when it was paying for the cleanup it had once said the same amount of lead "represents a health threat
Although Article 168 has so far led more to a change of approach than to a revolution, it creates solidarity between member states in the event of a cross-border health threat
. Its first paragraph identifies the Union's activities, namely monitoring, early warning and combating serious cross-border threats.
She quotes a recent report by the European Commission's Scientific Steering Committee, which concludes: "There is no convincing evidence that triclosan poses a risk to humans or the environment by inducing or transmitting antibacterial resistance under current conditions of use." Ciba also claims that triclosan does not pose any health threat
to wildlife or humans because it's present in water at very low levels.
Although rats can carry disease, health officials say they are more of a nuisance than a health threat