Controversy over DINCH

McGill university study shows exposure of pregnant rats to DINCH results in liver metabolism impairment and ‘testicular atrophy’ in the male progeny; BASF scientists depict study as ‘flawed,’ maintain that DINCH is safe for use in food contact applications

EU’s non-toxic strategy reports

EU Commission publishes comprehensive study and 7 sub-studies on its non-toxic environment strategy

Model chemicals policy

Non-profit organization BizNGO publishes model chemicals policy for brands and manufacturers

Focus on ‘BPA-free’ products

Article discusses common BPA substitutes and whether products labeled ‘BPA-free’ are safer

Further ranking of U.S. retailers’ chemical policies

Non-profit organization Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families to evaluate 19 more U.S. retailers regarding their efforts in eliminating toxic chemicals and promoting safer alternatives

BPF exposures on the rise

Detox Me project of Silent Spring Institute shows that consumers inclined to buy ‘BPA-free’ products do have lower levels of bisphenol A but higher levels of common substitute bisphenol F

Assessing groups of hazardous chemicals

Article by ChemSec addresses structural similarity of chemicals of concern, calls for safety evaluation of chemicals in groups rather than individually

Nordic Chemicals Summit 2017

Chemical Watch hosts second edition of Nordic Chemicals Summit on October 10-11, 2017 in Copenhagen, Denmark

Chemical Footprint Project workshop

Chemical Footprint Project 2017 workshop to take place on December 7, 2017 in Boston, U.S.; registration now open

Walmart evaluates its chemical footprint

Walmart becomes first retailer to participate in Chemical Footprint Project survey, measuring its use and reduction of chemicals of concern