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September 11, 2015

EC Invites Scientists to Apply for Membership in SCCS and SCHEER

Lynn L. Bergeson Carla N. Hutton

The European Commission (EC) invites scientists to apply for membership in its non-food scientific committees, the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) and Scientific Committee on Health, Environmental and Emerging Risks (SCHEER).  SCCS and SCHEER provide the EC with “high quality and independent risk assessment and scientific advice in the areas of public health, consumer safety and environmental risks.”  SCCS provides opinions on questions concerning health and safety risks of non-food consumer products such as cosmetic products and their ingredients, including nanomaterials.  SCHEER provides opinions on questions concerning health, environmental, and emerging risks, including potential risks associated with new technologies such as nanotechnologies.  Applications are due November 2, 2015.