What is the situation in Luxembourg with regard to the exposure to heavy metals of the population?

According to a study by the French public health, children who eat a lot of organic vegetables have been found to have a higher concentration of copper in their bodies. DP MP Gusty Graas asked what the situation was in Luxembourg.

« En juillet 2021, la Santé Publique France a présenté une étude sur l’exposition de la population française à des métaux lourds. Ce rapport conclut entre autres que la consommation fréquente de légumes issus de l’agriculture biologique est associée chez les enfants à une augmentation des concentrations urinaires en cuivre.

Dans ce contexte, j’aimerais poser les questions suivantes à Madame la Ministre de la Santé et à Madame la Ministre de la Protection des consommateurs :

  • Une étude pareille a-t-elle déjà été effectuée au Luxembourg ? Dans l’affirmative, quels en sont les résultats ?
  • Dans la négative, une telle étude est-elle prévue ? Le cas échéant, Madame la Ministre pourrait-elle donner des précisions à ce sujet ? 
  • À la connaissance de Madame la Ministre, quels sont les principaux facteurs exposant la population luxembourgeoise à des métaux lourds ? »

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Why did the respirator recall come to light so late?

In July 2021, a company recalled its medical respirators worldwide. However, this recall was only announced in Luxembourg at the end of October. DP MP Gusty Graas asked the Minister of Health who is responsible for communicating with those affected in such a situation, why the information was not announced in time and whether procedures might need to be adjusted.


Are additional measures being taken to cope with the many cases of bronchiolitis?

The high numbers of bronchiolitis are leading to an overload of pediatric units. In France, the “White Plan” has been announced at national level, a sanitary emergency and crisis plan to improve the functioning of hospitals in the event of an epidemic.
DP MPs Carole Hartmann and Gilles Baum wanted to know from the Minister of Health whether additional measures are being taken in our country to continue to guarantee health care for our children and how overloading of pediatric wards can be prevented in the future.


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The members of the AMMD have resigned from the board of the agency eSanté. DP MPs Carole Hartmann and Gusty Graas wanted to know from the responsible ministers how they react to this resignation, what effects this would have on the functioning of the board and whether dialogue with the AMMD was sought.