Restriction proposal for 6 PFASs

Swedish and German agencies propose restricting 6 per- and polyfluorinated substances, as well as mixtures and articles containing them; ECHA opens public consultation until June 20, 2018

Science-policy workshop on PFASs

Safety and Environmental Technology Group at ETH Zurich brings together scientists and regulators to discuss collaboration and future action on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances

PFOA and PFOS listed under Proposition 65

U.S. state California adds PFOA and PFOS to list of reproductive toxicants due to adverse developmental effects, also lists TBBPA as carcinogen

Documentary about EDCs and brain development

TV channel Arte screens documentary highlighting effects of endocrine disruptors on brain development and function, November 11, 2017

Webinar on fluorinated chemicals in food packaging

Responsible Purchasing Network held webinar on persistent and toxic fluorinated chemicals in food service ware, addressed migration and environmentally preferable alternatives

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

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

Priority substances for EU biomonitoring project

Stakeholder NGOs and industry groups nominate priority substances for European Human Biomonitoring Initiative; deadline for nomination is September 2017

PFASs in consumer products

New Nordic Council study finds PFASs in various consumer products including FCMs, reveals large knowledge gaps on which PFASs are actually used in products

Joint action on PFASs needed

Nordic Council calls for prompt action on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances; suggests measures to take in the areas public awareness, regulation, monitoring, and research