EDCs and breast cancer

Article in U.S. News reports on the role of endocrine disruptors such bisphenol A in developing breast cancer, recommends reducing exposure and calling on governments to take action

More evidence on hazard potential of BPA and BPS

Endocrine Society highlights 3 scientific studies investigating effects of bisphenol A and its common substitute bisphenol S on body weight, liver development, and breast cancer

French NGOs demand action on nanomaterials

Eight French NGOs send open letter to country’s prime minister calling for labeling and restriction of nanomaterials in consumer products

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

In vitro testing of FCMs: Current science and future challenges

New scientific study by FPF summarizes research on alternative toxicity testing of FCMs, finds approach promising and feasible; sample preparation methods need to be optimized and standardized; employed assays should be of clear human health relevance

In vitro testing of paper and board FCMs

Scientists test paper and board FCMs in 8 in vitro bioassays; all 20 samples showed positive responses in at least one of the assays; chemicals in paper and board FCMs require further investigation to ensure safety

Cardiotoxicity of BPA

CLARITY-BPA study finds BPA exposure to increase incidence and severity of cardiomyopathy, promoting myocardial degeneration; BPA’s cardiotoxicity could be caused by adverse vascular events

Opinion: Industry should replace titanium dioxide

French food safety agency issues opinion on TiO2 nanoparticles as food additive; recommends further research and limiting exposure of workers, consumers, and environment

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

Reference guide on health effects of chemicals

Integrative Environmental Medicine book provides comprehensive overview of chemical effects on health, outlines resources and tools helping to reduce exposure and risks