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allergies

Whether it's eggs, nuts, dairy products or substances in clothing or cosmetics - certain foods or everyday products can cause allergies in some people. Allergies represent a major health, social, and economic problem worldwide. They affect the quality of life of a considerable part of the population: Around a quarter of the population in Europe is allergic to at least one chemical. Around four percent of children and adults in Germany suffer from a food allergy, and many young people and adults suffer from allergic reactions of the respiratory or gastrointestinal tract.

Opinion

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Date Title Size
09.03.2020
BfR opinion No 015/2020
'VITAL 3.0': New and updated proposals for reference doses of food allergens 250.1 KB
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11.11.2013
BfR opinion No. 004/2014
Lead, nickel and allergenic scents in candles to be restricted 47.5 KB
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Selected publications

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Date Title Journal
01.09.2019 Consumer protection and risk assessment: sensitising substances in consumer products Allergo Journal International

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Communication

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Date Title Size
29.03.2021
Communication No 011/2021 from the BfR
When the immune system overreacts - schoolgirls and a BfR scientist talk about allergies 143.7 KB
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24.09.2020
BfR Opinion No 044/2020
Food allergy caused by insects? 136.9 KB
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21.07.2020
BfR Communication No. 031/2020
Allergic reaction: how the immune system identifies nickel 131.8 KB
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