Exposure to EDCs in Africa

Scientific article discusses effects of endocrine disruptors on human health and environment in Africa; recommends measures to reduce exposures and advance knowledge

Coffee cups made from husk

Australian start-up creates reusable coffee cups from husk waste accumulating during coffee processing; cups intended for café and home environments as alternative to ceramics and single-use disposable cups

EU assesses chemicals of potential concern

European Member States assess risk management options for BPA and other substances relevant for food contact materials

Nordic Chemicals Summit 2017

Chemical Watch hosts second edition of Nordic Chemicals Summit on October 10-11, 2017 in Copenhagen, Denmark

European Bioplastics Conference 2017

Industry group European Bioplastics hosts annual conference on November 28-29, 2017 in Berlin, Germany

BfR: 17th Meeting on contaminants in food chain

German Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) publishes meeting minutes of its commission for contaminants in the food chain; discusses PFASs and mineral oil hydrocarbons

U.S. EPA: Final nano-reporting rule takes effect

Natural Resources Defense Council discusses U.S. EPA’s final nanomaterials reporting rule, highlights improved transparency and opportunities for informed regulatory decisions

EDCs and breast cancer

Article in U.S. News reports on the role of endocrine disruptors such bisphenol A in developing breast cancer, recommends reducing exposure and calling on governments to take action

Health advocates sue EPA over new TSCA rules

Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families and other organizations ask U.S. court to review EPA’s final rules on prioritization and risk evaluation of chemicals, claim rules insufficiently protect health and environment

Chicago taxes paper and plastic bags

City of Chicago introduced tax on paper and plastic checkout bags in February 2017; tax collections and research show shoppers are using less bags, indicating behavioral change