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Dataharvest/EIJC, the European Investigative and Data Journalism Conference organised by Journalismfund.eu, is the most relevant networking event for investigative and data journalists in Europe. Dataharvest/EIJC15 will take place on Friday 8, Saturday 9 and Sunday morning 10 May 2015, with a pre-conference Hackaton on Thursday 7 May. Like the previous years, the conference will take place in the centre of Brussels.
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Friday, May 8 • 14:00 - 15:00
Checking out the chemical data

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Chemicals are everywhere and in everything – whether they are naturally occurring or man-made. Since 2007, the European Chemicals Agency has been gathering information on all the chemicals used in Europe today in a number of massive databases. Specialists from ECHA will be present to explain what information is there, the underlying legal basis and the work of the agency. The data includes the exact chemical description of the substance as well as the short, medium and long term impact of the chemical on human health and the environment. The aim of the data is to enable chemicals to be used safely. The most hazardous ones are designated as “substances of very high concern”. These may cause cancer, mutations and have implications for human fertility and reproduction for example. The aim of the EU law is to phase them out.


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Brigitte Alfter

Editor Europe, Journalismfund.eu
Journalist in Europe | | Co-founder of Journalismfund.eu, Dataharvest.eu, Wobbing.eu, Farmsubsidy.org, I-Scoop.org | | Member of www.icij.org, www.fuj.dk, www.netzwerkrecherche.de, www.journalistforbundet.dk | | Blogging at www.journalisten.dk | | Former Brussels correspondent at www.information.dk | | Read more on www.alfter.dk

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Mike Rasenberg

Head of Unit Computational Assessment & Dissemination, European Chemicals Agency

Friday May 8, 2015 14:00 - 15:00
1.25 Erasmushogeschool, 70 Zespenningenstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

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