Focus on BPA analogues

Recent studies investigate effects of bisphenol A analogues such as BPS and BPF, reveal similar endocrine disrupting effects of analogues in cell lines and whole organisms

Scientific consensus on metabolic disruptors

New Parma consensus statement recommends using new term “metabolic disruptors” instead of “obesogens”, shows areas of scientific agreement and uncertainty, discusses research needs on chemicals that cause obesity, diabetes and related metabolic disorders

Conjugated BPA is biologically active

New study by Health Canada questions key assumption of bisphenol A risk assessment, shows obesogenic properties of allegedly “detoxified” food contact substance

Workshop on obesity and environmental contaminants

Obesogens to be discussed in October 2015 in Sweden

Lead linked to weight gain in mice

Study linked lead exposure of pregnant mice to obesity in offspring

Webinar on Green Chemistry

Webinar with obesogen expert Bruce Blumberg, suggests current risk assessment is not up to the challenge of obesogens

Plastic chemicals affect children’s health

Two new scientific studies making headlines, one linking BPA to childhood obesity, the other links the phthalate DEHP to insulin resistance

ACC: No causal link between BPA exposure and obesity

ACC responds to new BPA study linking the chemical to obesity in puberty-aged girls

BPA linked to obesity in puberty-aged girls

New study finds Chinese girls aged 9 to 12 with above-average BPA levels to be at higher risk of obesity

Opinion: Obsogens play important role in widespread obesity

Scientist asserts in lifestyle journal that consumer chemicals are culprit of increased obesity