EFSA reevaluation of BPA: 8th and 9th meeting

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

Parabens increase BPA exposure

Parabens inhibit several biotransformation enzymes involved in steroid hormone metabolism and chemical detoxification; study in mice shows that co-exposure with butyl paraben results in elevated internal levels of estradiol and BPA

EFSA reevaluation of BPA: 7th meeting

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

Hazardous chemicals in the diet

Environmental Defense Fund blog post summarizes potentially dangerous chemicals present in food and food packaging; urges U.S. Congress and FDA to take action

EFSA reevaluation of BPA: 6th meeting

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

Estrogenic activity of BPA alternatives

Study assesses estrogenicity of bisphenol A and 6 bisphenol analogues in human breast cancer cell model; all bisphenols show estrogenic activity; 3 bisphenols more potent than BPA

EFSA reevaluation of BPA: 4th and 5th meeting

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

Chemicals harm brain development

New report by the non-profit organization CHEM Trust summarizes the effects of environmental chemicals on child brain development; calls for phasing out harmful chemicals as groups, not removing them one by one

Fluorene-9-bisphenol is anti-estrogenic

Scientists examine occurrence and effects of bisphenol A substitute, fluorene-9-bisphenol (BHPF); BHPF present in about half of ‘BPA-free’ bottles; BHPF is anti-estrogenic, causes smaller wombs, miscarriages, and smaller pups in mice

BPA and autoimmune disorders

Scientists report evidence suggesting that immune reactivity to BPA bound to human tissue proteins may contribute to neurological autoimmune disorders