Melamine’s effects beyond kidney

Scoping review identifies potential health effects of melamine other than renal damage, including impacts on neurological functions, behavior, reproduction, and growth

Formaldehyde and melamine migration from tableware

Italian scientists investigate migration of formaldehyde and melamine from children’s tableware made of melaware and other amino resins; specific and overall migration limits exceeded in some products; aging increases migration; migration cannot be predicted from product’s appearance

High migration rates from melamine after microwave heating

Melamine derivatives formed and released from tableware after microwaving

Opinion: food contact materials are safe

American Chemistry Council responds to Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health commentary, calls it ‘inflammatory commentary’

Food contact materials: more epidemiological research needed

Call for more epidemiological research on long term consequences for public health of chemicals leaching from food packaging materials

US States consider new chemical policies for 2014

33 US States to address untested toxic chemicals; compounds include FCM substances

U.S. state senate kills new priority chemicals bill

Maine Senate votes to reject bill listing potential priority chemicals, bill considered a sham by Environmental Health groups and Democrats

NGOs petition retailers to remove toxic chemicals

NGOs launch a campaign to remove 100s of chemicals from shelves in retail stores

Biomonitoring of melamine after plastic bowl use

Taiwanese researchers measure increased levels of melamine in people after consumption of a hot soup from melamine plastic table ware

New scientific study compares migrants, toxicity of glass and PET

French researchers find migrants from PET, glass into bottled waters and test for mutagenicity, cytotoxicity and endocrine disruption