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Danish retailer pushes for ban on PFASs and bisphenols

Coop Denmark launches campaign on ‘cocktails’ of hazardous chemicals in consumer products, urges Danish government to ban per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances and bisphenols in food contact materials

Focus on ‘BPA-free’ products

Article discusses common BPA substitutes and whether products labeled ‘BPA-free’ are safer

BPF exposures on the rise

Detox Me project of Silent Spring Institute shows that consumers inclined to buy ‘BPA-free’ products do have lower levels of bisphenol A but higher levels of common substitute bisphenol F

Sweden screens EU market for bisphenols

Swedish Chemicals Agency identifies 37 bisphenols with potential endocrine disrupting properties that could be on the European market

BPA and analogues in paper and board

Scientists measure BPA and its analogues BPAF, BPB, BPE, BPF, BPS in virgin and recycled paper/board products; detect all but BPAF and BPB; BPA and BPS highest in recycled products, BPF and BPE content comparable

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

Bisphenols in coating of soda cans

Danish consumer council finds BPA, BPF and BADGE in coating lacquers of soda cans

BPA and BADGE in coconut milk cans

Five Nordic consumer organizations find BPA and BADGE in coating lacquer of coconut milk cans, but BPF and BPS were not detected

Coop Denmark to remove many chemicals of concern

Retailer Coop Denmark phases out 12 substances or groups of chemicals of concern from its own-brand products by the end of 2017

Are BPA analogues safe?

Scientists review data on exposure to and toxicity of bisphenol A (BPA) analogues BPAF, BPB, BPF, and BPS; highlight similar actions and increasing environmental presence of alternatives; call for comprehensive comparative analysis

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