Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in herbal medicinal products/traditional herbal medicinal products

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Reference numberEMA/HMPC/300551/2015
Published29/06/2016
KeywordsHerbal medicinal products; traditional herbal medicinal products; herbal substances; herbal preparations; polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons; safety; HMPC.
DescriptionThe purpose of this reflection paper is to promote discussion about the presence of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in herbal substances, herbal preparations and herbal medicines and to invite all interested parties including suppliers and manufacturers of herbal substances/herbal preparations, manufacturers of HMPs/THMPs, pharmaceutical industry associations, health care professional groups, learned societies, consumers and patients' associations, governmental institutions as well as EU and EEA-EFTA Member States to submit any scientific data or documented information (new, published or unpublished) and comments relevant to the evaluation of this problem.


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