From the point of view of the BfR, whether the ARfD can possibly be exceeded should be checked on a case-by-case basis for each product under assessment. The measured THC levels and the estimated consumption quantities are used for this assessment.
Animal experiments are still required to detect the hormonal effects of chemical substances. A test has now been developed at the German Centre for the Protection of Laboratory Animals (Bf3R) that tests the effects of hormones on cultured human cells.
The population's approval of the national vaccination strategy is declining. In the current survey, 64 percent of the respondents state that they consider the order in which the population in Germany is supposed to be vaccinated as appropriate. In mid-January, 74 percent expressed this opinion.