Statements

L

COT statements and position papers on topics beginning with L. Please note that links to the national archive may not be compatible with accessibility readers.

Last updated: 08 December 2020

Landfill sites

COT second statement on landfill sites (2010)

External link to the national archive for the 2010 COT second statement on landfill sites

Study by the small Area Health Statistics Unit (SAHSU) on health outcomes in population living around landfill sites (2001)

External link to the national archive for the 2001 COT statement on a study by the Small Area Health Statistics Unit (SAHSU) on health outcomes in populations living around landfill sites

Also see the COT landfill statement

Lay summaries

Lay summary of the statement on interactions between xenobiotics and the human microbiota and their potential toxicological implications (2020)

Lay summary of statement on the potential toxicological risks from electronic nicotine (and non-nicotine) delivery systems (E(N)NDS – e-cigarettes) (2020)

Lay summary addendum to the Overarching Statement on the potential risks from contaminants diet of infants and young children (2020)

Lay summary addendum to the COT overarching Statement on the potential risks from contaminants in the diet of infants aged 0 to 12 months and children aged 1 to 5 years

Lay summary overarching statement on the potential risks from contaminants in the diet of infants and young children (2019)

Lay summary COT overarching statement on the potential risks from contaminants in the diet of infants aged 0 to 12 months and children aged 1 to 5 years

Lay summary Folic Acid – Statement on the Tolerable Upper Level (TUL) (2019)

Lay summary COT statement on Folic Acid

Lay summary on the potential risks from “energy drinks” in the diet of children and adolescents (2019)

Lay summary COT statement on Energy drinks

The potential risks from cadmium in the infant diet (2018)

External link to the national archive for the 2018 COT statement on the potential risks from cadmium

Potential risks from copper in the diet of infants and young children (2018)

External link to the national archive for the 2018 COT statement on copper

The health effects of manganese in the diets of infants and young children (2018)

External link to the national archive for the 2018 COT statement on the health effects of manganese in the diets of infants aged 0-12 months and children aged 1-5 years

The results of the 2014 survey of metals and other elements in infant foods (2018)

External link to the national archive for the 2018 COT statement on the results of the 2014 survey of metals and other elements in infant foods

Potential risks from nickel in the diet of infants and young children (2018)

External link to the national archive for the 2018 COT statement on potential risks from nickel in the diet of infants aged 0 to 12 months and children aged 1 to 5 years

The potential risks from ochratoxin A (OTA) in the diet of infants and young children (2018)

External link to the national archive for the 2018 COT statement on potential risks from ochratoxin A (OTA) in the diet of infants aged 0 to 12 months and children aged 1 to 5 years

Potential risks from methylmercury in the diet of infants and young children (2018)

External link to the national archive for the 2018 COT statement on methylmercury

Heat not burn tobacco products (2017)

External link to the national archive for the 2017 COT statement on heat not burn tobacco products

Addendum to the 2013 COT statement on potential risks from vitamin A (2017)

External link to the national archive for the 2017 Addendum to the 2013 COT statement on potential risks from vitamin A

The potential risks from excess iodine (2017)

External link to the national archive for the 2017 COT statement on the potentials risks from excess iodine

Addendum to the 2015 COT statement on potential risks from PBDEs in the infant diet (2017)

External link to the national archive for the 2017 Addendum to the 2015 COT statement on potential risks from polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in the infant diet

Potassium-based replacements for sodium chloride and sodium-based additives (2017)

External link to the national archive for the 2017 COT statement on potassium-based replacements for sodium chloride and sodium-based additives

Addendum to the 2013 COT statement on lead (2016)

External link to the national archive for the 2016 Addendum to the 2013 COT statement on lead

Potential risks from acrylamide in the diet of infants and young children (2016)

External link to the national archive for the 2016 COT Statement on Acrylamide

Statement on Arsenic in infants and young children (2016)

External link to the national archive for the 2016 COT statement on arsenic

Addendum to the 2015 COT Statement on hexabromocyclododecanes (HBCDDs) (2016)

External link to the national archive for the 2016 Addendum to the 2015 COT Statement on hexabromocyclododecanes (HBCDDs)

Polybrominated diphenyl esters (PBDEs) (2015)

External link to the national archive for the 2015 COT statement on PBDEs

Polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs) in the infant diet (2015)

External link to the national archive for the 2015 COT statement on PBBs in the infant diet

Hexabromocyclododecanes (HBCDDs) (2015)

External link to the national archive for the 2015 COT statement on HBCDDs

Domoic acid in king scallops (Pecten Maximus) (2014)

External link to the national archive for the 2014 COT statement on domoic acid in king Scallops (Pecten Maximus)

Risks from Perfluorooctane (PFOS) in the infant diet (2014)

External link to the national archive for the 2014 COT statement on PFOS

Statement on Organophosphates (2014)

External link to the national archive for the 2014 COT statement on Organophosphate

Endosulfan isomers, pentachlorobenzene and chlordecone (2014)

External link to the national archive for the 2014 COT statement on endosulfan isomers, pentachlorobenzene and chlordecone

Hexachlorocyclohexanes (HCHs) (2014)

External link to the national archive for the 2014 COT statement on HCHs

The possible harmful effects of high intakes of vitamin D (2014)

External link to the national archive for the 2014 COT statement on Vitamin D

High levels of vitamin A in the infant diet (2013)

External link to the national archive for the 2013 COT on vitamin

Statement on Phytoestrogens (2013)

External link to the national archive for the 2013 COT statement on phytoestrogens

Potential risks from lead in the infant diet (2013)

External link to the national archive for the 2013 COT statement on lead

Risks of chemical toxicity and allergic disease in relation to infant diet (2012)

External link to the national archive for the 2012 COT overarching statement on risks of chemical toxicity and allergic disease in relation to infant diet

The interaction of caffeine and alcohol and their combined effects on health and behaviour (2012)

External link to the national archive for the 2012 COT Statement on the interaction of caffeine and alcohol and their combined effects on health and behaviour

Use of toxicogenomics in risk assessment (2012)

External link to the national archive for the 2012 COT statement on the use of toxicogenomics data in risk assessment

Dietary exposure to Phthalates - data from the Total Diet Study (2011)

External link to the national archive for the 2011 COT statement on dietary exposure to phthalates - data from the Total Diet Study (TDS)

Para-occupational exposure to pesticides and health outcomes (2011)

External link to the national archive for the 2011 COT statement on para-occupational exposure to pesticides and health outcomes other than cancer

Effects of chronic dietary exposure to methanol (2011)

External link to the national archive for the 2011 COT statement on the effects of chronic dietary exposure to methanol

Proposal for restriction: DEHP, BBP, DBP DiBP (2011)

External link to the national archive for the 2011 COT summary statement on restriction report: Proposal for a restriction Bis(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP), Benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP), Dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and Diisobutyl phthalate (DiBP)

Idiopathic Environmental Intolerance (IEI) (2011)

External link to the national archive for the 2011 COT statement on IEI

Occurrence of mixed halogenated dioxins and biphenyls in UK food (2010)

External link to the national archive for the 2010 COT statement on occurrence of mixed halogenated dioxins and biphenyls in UK food

Review of the cabin air environment, ill-health in aircraft crews and the possible relationship to smoke/fume events in aircraft (2007)

External link to the national archive for the 2007 COT statement on the review of the cabin air environment, ill-health in aircraft crews and the possible relationship to smoke/fume events in aircraft

Tolerable daily intake for dioxins and dioxin-like polychlorinated biphenyls (2001)

External link to the national archive for the 2001 COT statement on the tolerable daily intake for dioxins and dioxin-like polychlorinated biphenyls

Lead

Addendum to the 2013 COT statement on lead (2016)

External link to the national archive for the 2016 Addendum to the 2013 COT statement on lead

Potential risks from lead in the infant diet (2013)

External link to the national archive for the 2013 COT statement on lead