ECHA classifies BPA as environmental endocrine disruptor

ECHA adds 7 new SVHCs to Candidate List; entry for BPA updated to include endocrine disrupting properties with effects on environment

EU environment committee supports draft BPA regulation

EU Parliament’s Environment Committee votes in favor of EU Commission’s draft regulation on bisphenol A in food contact materials

BPA an environmental endocrine disruptor

ECHA’s Member States Committee supports Germany’s proposal to classify BPA as substance of very high concern (SVHC) due to endocrine disrupting properties with probable effects in the environment

EFSA publishes final plan for BPA re-assessment

EFSA publishes BPA hazard assessment protocol along with report on public consultation outcomes; collection of studies to start in 2018

EFSA’s BPA reevaluation protocol adopted

EFSA’s CEF Panel holds 72nd plenary meeting, partially open to observers; CEF Panel adopts protocol for safety reassessment of BPA, to start in 2018

EFSA reevaluation of BPA: 13th and 14th meeting

EFSA’s CEF Panel Working Group on BPA assessment protocol holds 13th and 14th meeting on the reevaluation of BPA safety; meeting minutes available online

BPA and analogues: Multiple targets and effects

Scientists highlight BPA’s interactions with multiple molecular targets besides estrogen receptor; growing body of evidence demonstrates similar pleiotropic actions of BPA substitutes such as BPS, BPF, BPAF and others

PlasticsEurope vs. ECHA: Second case over BPA

Trade body PlasticsEurope again sues ECHA over BPA, opposing classification as endocrine disruptor on Candidate list; previous lawsuit concerning BPA’s Candidate List entry for reprotoxic properties still ongoing

EFSA reevaluation of BPA: 12th meeting

EFSA’s CEF Panel Working Group on BPA assessment protocol holds twelfth meeting on the reevaluation of BPA safety; meeting minutes available online

Obesity increased tenfold in children and teens

New WHO study finds worldwide rise in childhood and teen obesity between 1975 and 2016; NGO discusses metabolic disruptors as contributing factor to obesity epidemic