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Salmonella risk from infant formula

According to Reuters, four infants contracted salmonella between August and December 2018. Medical findings attributed this to products such as Frezylac infant formula and baby foods produced by Picot (powder and cereals), Milumel (powder and cereals) and Taranis (amino acid mixes in powder to treat various disorders), which were marketed ...

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Baby nappies found to contain dangerous chemicals

A warning has been issued by the competent French authorities about the dangers posed by the presence of a number of chemicals, such as artificial fragrances, in baby nappies. The chemicals that have been identified include two artificial fragrances as well as other aromatic substances based on oils and potentially ...

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Trade in sick cows from Poland

In Poland, in the Mazovia region, sick cows are being slaughtered without any – or with only minimal – veterinary inspections so that their meat can be sold by one of the EU’s largest meat exporters. The sick animals are apparently slaughtered at night, without veterinarians even being present, which ...

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Bridge collapse risk

Experts are warning against the condition and monitoring of bridges in Greece, following the collapse of Morandi Bridge, Genoa, which killed 43 people. International bodies, engineers and Technical University professors have stressed the imperative to establish a national programme for inspecting and maintaining existing infrastructure. They noted that the concrete ...

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Atmospheric pollution

According to reports on Greek websites, nine out of ten people worldwide breathe polluted air.  The problem is particularly acute in regions of Asia and Africa, while in Europe there has been a particularly positive but small reduction in atmospheric pollution. Given that many cities in the European Union often ...

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Censorship of Golden Dawn

As reported by the online media and by the Popular Association-Golden Dawn itself, Twitter has decided to close the account previously held by the party on its social networking service. The company has failed to provide any explanation or justification for its decision. This would seem to imply that the ...

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Deadly floods in Greece

National tragedy in Greece. So far, 15 people have been found dead and there are ongoing investigations for at least five missing people. Ambulances have taken 23 injured people to the Thriasio hospital. A woman has been hospitalised in a critical condition in the hospital’s ICU and 9 injured people remain in the ...

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Bauxite mining

According to Greek online and media reports, plans by DELFI DISTOMON AME to carry out exploratory drilling in the Megara area with a view to the mining and industrial use of any bauxite deposits discovered have aroused great concern among local residents, who vigorously oppose the scheme. Should the project go ...

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Unchecked spread of measles

The Hellenic Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (KEELPNO) has announced that measles is spreading unchecked in Greece, as the number of reported cases has risen to 166. The Panhellenic Federation of Public Hospital Employees (POEDIN) notes that due to a shortage of funds, ‘the Ministry of Health and KEELPNO ...

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Environmental disaster for cocoa production

As global demand for chocolate is growing, the chocolate industry is destroying the rainforests of West Africa. 70% of illegal deforestation in the area is the result of cocoa production, as trees are cut down due to the shadow they cast over cocoa trees. Farmers produce illegal cocoa in national ...

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