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by Elmar Stellnberger

Europa: la exposición a la BPA será reducida

Category: general,
Source: info,
Language: es,
Type:
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Bisphenol A ahora finalmente fue clasificado por la Agencia Europea de los Productos Químicos (ECHA) como una “sustancia particularmente preocupante” y la Autoridad Europea de Seguridad Alimentaria (AESA, EFSA) recomienda reducir la DTA (recepción diaria tolerable) por el factor de 100.000 (mensaje Global2000). Esto no pasa mucho después de que el BUND alemán para el medio ambiente escribió: “Hace un año, eran colchonetas de yoga y saltadores, en el verano pasado envases de alimentos y ahora artículos de jardinería. Cada vez que probamos productos cotidianos para sustancias peligrosas, los encontramos en concentraciones tan terrible altas que nos somos obligados a contactar a las autoridades públicas”. Se han referido a plastificantes (agentes de suavizado), compuestos fluorados en chaquetas para o aire libre y retardantes de llama bromados, no solo a BPA/BFA. Ahora esperamos que Bisfenol A no solo sea reemplazada por otras sustancias nocivas como Bisfenol F o S, sino que los productores considerarán un rediseño real de sus productos utilizando sustancias inofensivas.



Europa: A exposição à BPA será reduzida

Category: general,
Source: info,
Language: pt,
Type:
new
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Bisfenol A agora finalmente foi classificado como uma “substância particularmente preocupante” pela Agência Europeia dos Produtos Químicos (ECHA), e a Autoridade Europeia para a Segurança dos Alimentos (AESA, EFSA) recomenda reduzir o DTA (diário tolerável) pelo fator de 100.000 (mensagem de Global2000). Isso não vem muito depois do BUND pelo meio ambiente na Alemanha escreveu: “Um ano atrás, eram tapetes de ioga e cordas de pular, no verão passado embalagens de alimentos e agora itens de jardinagem. Sempre que testemos os produtos diários por substâncias perigosas, os encontramos em concentrações tão terrivelmente altas que somos forçados a contatar as autoridades”. Eles se referem a plastificantes (agentes amolecedores), compostos fluorados em jaquetas para o ar livre e retardadores de chama bromados, e não apenas a BPA/BFA. Agora esperamos que o Bisfenol A não seja apenas substituído por outras substâncias nocivas, como Bisfenol F ou S, mas que os produtores considerarão um redesenho real de seus produtos usando substâncias inofensivas.



Europe: BPA exposure shall be reduced

Category: general,
Source: info,
Language: en,
Type:
new
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Bisphenol A was now finally classified by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) as a “particularly worrying substance” and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) recommends to reduce the DTA (daily tolerable reception) by the factor of 100,000 (message Global2000). This does not come long after the German BUND for environment and nature protection wrote: “A year ago it were yoga mats and skipping ropes, last summer food packaging, now gardening items. Whenever we test everyday products for dangerous substances, we will find them in so terrifyingly high concentrations that we are forced to turn to the authorities.” They have been referring to softening agents, fluorinated compounds in outdoor jackets and brominated flame retardants, not only to BPA. Now we hope that bisphenol A will not just be replaced by other harmful substances such as bisphenol F or S, but that producers will take on a real redesign of their products using harmless substances.



Europa: BPA Exposition soll reduziert werden

Category: general,
Source: info,
Language: de,
Type:
new
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Jetzt wurde Bisphenol A endlich von der europäischen Chemikalienagentur (ECHA) als “besonders besorgniserregender Stoff” eingestuft und die Europäische Behörde für Lebensmittelsicherheit (EFSA) empfiehlt, die DTA (duldbare tägliche Aufnahme) um den Faktor 100.000 zu reduzieren (Nachricht Global2000). Das kommt nicht lange nachdem uns der deutsche BUND für Umwelt und Naturschutz geschrieben hat: „Vor einem Jahr waren es Yogamatten und Springseile, im letzten Sommer Lebensmittelverpackungen, jetzt Gartenartikel. Wann immer wir Alltagsprodukte auf gefährliche Schadstoffe unter­suchen, werden wir fündig. Und zwar in so er­schreckend hohem Maße, daß wir uns gezwungen sehen, die Behörden einzu­schalten.” Das hat sich auf Weichmacher, auch auf fluorierte Verbindungen für Outdoorjacken und bromierte Verbindungen zum Flammschutz bezogen, nicht nur auf BPA. Bleibt jetzt zu hoffen übrig, daß Bisphenol A nicht bloß durch andere schädliche Stoffe wie Bisphenol F oder S ersetzt wird, sondern daß es zu einem wirklichen Redesign der Produkte mit unschädlichen Stoffen kommt.



manipulated pdf file: article about content delivery networks

Category: general,
Source: info,
Language: en,
Type:
new
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As a side effect of a routine control we have discovered a manipulated pdf file in /uni/ quasi by coincidence. The file did not equal the file from the directory of the seminary though it had initially been copied from there. The content of that directory has not changed since, neither should have the files in the web mirror directories. Both the online version and the versions in the upload and offline mirrors did show the same manipulated file. We have re-uploaded the fresh and unchanged file, we have uploaded it at hybrid-analysis.com and sent it the lead developer of Cuckoosandbox. Both parties have both versions of the file, our email and a description about the origins of the files in order to check it for viruses. Up to now we did not receive a notification whether the file in deed contains malware or not. It would also be possible that the file had merely been changed to prevent indexing by Google since the text of the original file can be read with ps2ascii, but not the supposedly manipulated version. The fact that our Openoffice version as used at that time produced pdfs readable by ps2ascii is also an indication that something has in deed been manipulated about that file. We have printed both files and compared them sentence by sentence but the printouts were exactly the same.

As we care about the security of our visitors we do now provide checksums in the SHA512SUMS.signed file also for our pdfs. We have double checked the integrity of all our other pdfs we offer for download. Additionally we want to encourage you to vote for 'make https the default protocol' in order to make the web a safer place. It is known from the Snowden Revelations that site administrators are an especially targeted group by western secret services and providers of content distribution networks seem to pose an especially worthwhile target. We would recommend every responsible administrator who cares about security to do web browsing and emailing either on a physically separated machine than the ssh logins or in a virtual machine. Unfortunately not even a virtual machine is a 100% protection as scarcely but in deed sandbox escapes from virtualization software become known.