Our Perspective

  • E-Cigarettes - How Safe Is the Safer Alternative?

    By Charlie Kingdollar|February 07, 2016|English | Japanese

    E-cigarettes were invented in China in 2003. Since appearing in the U.S. market three or four years later, sales of e-cigarettes and related supplies have reached $3.5 billion annually. They have been marketed as a safer alternative to tobacco cigarettes....

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  • Compensation for Bodily Injury in France - An Exception in Europe

    By Jean-Pierre Mlynarczyk|February 01, 2016|English

    In two recent rulings the French Supreme Court (Cour de Cassation) expressly stated that an injured person doesn’t have an obligation to mitigate the damages in the interest of the liable party. By reversing lower court decisions that applied...

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  • Food Safety - Defining Hazardous Food in Europe

    By Dr. Axel Horster |December 09, 2015|English

    Some 420,000 people die every year as a result of foodborne diseases, according to a recent report by the World Health Organization. Nearly 1 in 10 people fall ill after consuming contaminated food. Despite widespread confidence in food retailers and...

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  • How Toxic Are the Fumes Released by 3D Printers?

    By Charlie Kingdollar|December 07, 2015|English | Japanese

    Mention 3D printing to most people and they think of desktop machines making small plastic items. They wouldn’t necessarily equate such equipment with what are essentially light industrial processes that could have significant occupational health...

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  • Is the Aluminium in Beauty Products, Food and Medicine a Health Hazard?

    By Alexander Eistert |December 06, 2015|English | Deutsch

    In recent years the possible effects of aluminium on the human body have gained more attention. Consumers and advocacy groups seized the topic following a few in-depth media reports. The 2013 documentary The Age of Aluminium mentions a possible link...

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  • Regulation for the Use of Drones – What Are the Scandinavians Doing?

    By David de Neergaard|November 17, 2015|English

    Unmanned Aircraft Vehicles (UAV), which are better known as drones, have a wide range of applications, ranging from 3D mapping and surveying construction sites to inspecting buildings and areas that are difficult to reach. However, flying a drone isn’t...

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