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DEHP increases BPA exposure

Scientists show that diethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP) leads to higher accumulation of bisphenol A (BPA) in reproductive tissues of mice, likely due to competition for detoxification enzymes

Coop Denmark to remove many chemicals of concern

Retailer Coop Denmark phases out 12 substances or groups of chemicals of concern from its own-brand products by the end of 2017

Popcorn without fluorinated chemicals

Retailer Coop Denmark introduces microwave oven popcorn containing no fluorinated substances in the food packaging, aims to phase out further chemicals of concern by 2017

Phthalates and phenols may alter placenta genes

New study links prenatal exposure to phthalates and phenols to altered gene expression in placenta of pregnant women

Phenols and parabens found in lactating mothers

New study finds phenols and parabens in urine, milk and serum of North Carolina women

Bisphenol A and triclosan found in maternal urine

Maternal characteristics predicting elevated urinary concentrations of BPA and TCS act in opposite direction

Phenol exposure modifies growth in boys

New study links parabens and triclosan exposure to growth of boys during fetal development and first years of life

Triclosan may be substituted

ECHA opens public consultation for triclosan under biocides regulation, may become candidate for substitution

US State bans triclosan

Minnesota bans anti-bacterial chemical from most retail consumer hygiene products; triclosan also used in food packaging

Triclosan and breast cancer growth

New study shows that xenoestrogens triclosan, octylphenol stimulate growth of breast cancer cells via an estrogen-receptor dependent pathway

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