The German Centre for the Protection of Laboratory Animals (Bf3R) at the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) award funds for scientific research projects in accordance with the 3R principle (Replace, Reduce, Refine). Applicants can submit project proposals until May, 31th 2019.
More openness and transparency in the assessment of the active substances contained in plant protection products - that was the appeal of BfR President, Professor Dr. Dr. Andreas Hensel, at the hearing before the special committee of the EU Parliament on the authorisation of plant protection products.
The BfR provides a preliminary estimation of the levels of contaminants and aromatic substances measured in diapers. A complete and conclusive assessment is currently impossible, as important detailed information of technical nature is not available to the BfR.