The "PARC" initiative of the European Union (EU), launched in Paris on 11 May 2022, is breaking new ground in the assessment of chemical substances. For Germany, the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) and the German Environment Agency (UBA) take on leading roles as work package leads.
The warm temperatures and decreasing incidence rates are luring more people out of their homes again. In the current survey, the proportion of people who said that they had met friends or family less frequently or left their homes less frequently to protect themselves from an infection with the coronavirus has fallen to around one third each.
The BfR recommends preparing powdered infant formula only shortly before consumption. Boiled water should be used wherever possible when preparing formula for infants who are only a few months old.