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

Melamine’s effects beyond kidney

Scoping review identifies potential health effects of melamine other than renal damage, including impacts on neurological functions, behavior, reproduction, growth

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

Utility of bioassays in safety assessment

Scientists demonstrate utility of bioassays in FCM safety assessment using 4-nonylphenol (4NP) as a model substance; 4NP levels detected by bioassays considered relevant for safety assessment

Why fish mistake plastic for food

New study provides evidence that fish eat plastic debris because it acquires the smell of their food when residing in the ocean

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