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

Evidence on BPA’s ubiquity and low-dose effects

New study reviews and substantiates ubiquitous occurrence of bisphenol A in the environment and adverse health effects from low-dose exposures to it

New approach to remove BPA from water

Researchers develop catalysts that efficiently and quickly eliminate bisphenol A from water by inducing non-reversible oligomerization or complete degradation of the molecule

France publishes EDC lists

French ecology and agriculture ministers publish lists of biocides and pesticides suspected to contain endocrine disruptors

U.S. senator worried about phthalates in food packaging

New York senator Chuck Schumer urges U.S. Food and Drug Administration to investigate safety of phthalates in food packaging and ban them if found harmful

Japan updates hazard classifications of TiO2 and BPA

Japanese National Institute of Technology and Evaluation issues new and revised GHS classifications of chemicals; separate entries for titanium dioxide nanoparticles and non-nanoform; severity of bisphenol A’s reprotoxicity classification increased

REACH workshop on environmental EDCs

ECHA holds workshop discussing the authorization process for environmental endocrine disruptors under REACH on August 22, 2017 in Brussels; registration open until August 2, 2017

Steep decline in sperm counts of Western men

New study finds 50-60% decline in sperm counts between 1973 and 2011 among men from Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand; authors see declining sperm counts as signal of risk to men’s overall health

EDC criteria for biocides progressing

EU Member States hold final discussion on criteria to identify endocrine disruptors in the field of biocidal products; Commission to adopt proposed criteria soon