Joint action on PFASs needed

Nordic Council calls for prompt action on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances; suggests measures to take in the areas public awareness, regulation, monitoring, and research

Phthalates linked to chronic diseases

Scientists observe positive association between total urinary phthalates and cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and chronic low-grade inflammation in men

Sources of PFASs exposure in humans

Scientists examine associations between exposure factors and levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in humans; compare several methods of dietary exposure assessment; food contact articles significantly contributed to PFASs intakes

Sulfated BPA a major metabolite in fetal blood

Scientists measure BPA metabolites and BPA alternatives in paired maternal and fetal cord blood; find low but significant levels of BPS; fetus’ level of total BPA metabolites higher than mother’s; BPA-sulfate higher than BPA-glucuronide

EU human biomonitoring launched

European Human Biomonitoring Initiative (HBM4EU) launched on December 8, 2016, followed by stakeholder meeting; prioritized substances include plasticizers, bisphenols, PFASs, anilines

EDCs in urine of pregnant women

French human biomonitoring study reveals that most pregnant women have quantifiable levels of EDCs in their bodies

EU human biomonitoring initiative

EU initiative HBM4EU aims to coordinate and advance human biomonitoring in Europe; launch event on December 8, 2016 in Brussels

Phthalate exposure in Austrian population

Study suggests phthalate exposure decreased in previous years, concerns remain due to potential cumulative effects of phthalates and other anti-androgens

NHANES data to impact risk assessment decisions

Study evaluates use of NHANES biomarker data in chemical risk assessments, more than 100 articles that examine these data expected to be published each year

Europe: efforts towards harmonized human biomonitoring

New study reports on the first Europe-wide biomonitoring project in 17 countries