GreenFacts publishes clear and faithful summaries of existing scientific reports on environmental and health topics. Being strictly factual, the GreenFacts documents do not express any opinion on these reports, their content or conclusions.
All GreenFacts' summaries are peer-reviewed by independent experts under the control of a International Scientific Board. They are published on-line in a questions and answers format with some unique features, such as GreenFacts' proprietary Three-Level Structure of increasing detail, designed to help readers to easily find the depth of information they need.
The Level 1 Short summary is a digest of the original document in 7 to 10 questions and answers;
The Level 2 Detailed summary expands each level 1 answer through more precise sub-questions;
The Level 3 Source document refers directly to the original report with the technical information ;
The Topics of our Digests are selected among the important environment and health topics for which an adequate source document exists.
The Source Document that we summarize is usually a recent scientific consensus publication, produced by an international panel of experts, and published by a independent international organization such as the institutions of the United Nations or of the European Union. It has to be approved by the Scientific Board, which is composed exclusively of independent experts from academia as well as national and international institutions.
The Summaries are written following a rigorous publication procedure, summarized below, to ensure that they are impartial and faithful to their Source Document:
In the case of Co-publications prepared at the request of the European Commission, the process is similar but the choice of the source document, the peer review and the green light for the final publication are the responsability of the European Commission.
In the case of the news, only highlights of a recent report touching subject of public interest, is proposed, mainly based on the summary of the original document itself. The aim is to quickly make the stakeholders aware of the existence of the document. Again, every effort is made to make this short presentation factual and strictly in line with the content of the document. These news are not peer reviewed.
Water resources and environmental impact of marine litter and micro-plastics in marine litter: evaluation and recommendations
Farming, erosion, biodiversity or contamination: the declining state of soil in Europe
Alzheimer, cancer : scientific assessments on toxicity, danger and health risks from aluminium exposure in food, antiperspirant and dermatology products.
The public needs better communication on the new label system regarding the safe use of chemicals.
The risks from exposure to mixture of chemicals : adequately evaluated ?