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Plastic industry questions regulation on BPA

American Chemistry Council and PlasticsEurope claim safety of BPA for food packaging based on draft CLARITY-BPA core study; many results of 2nd part of CLARITY-BPA still unpublished

Web resource for nanotechnology in Switzerland

Pilot website with nanomaterials-related information launched in Switzerland

Socio-economic analysis of persistent pollutants

DG GROWTH publishes report on persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT) and very persistent, very bioaccumulative (vPvB) substances, detailing ‘stock pollution’ approach to socio-economic analysis of such substances subject to REACH authorization and restriction in the EU

Revised EU waste legislation published

EU publishes new waste directive; entry into force 20 days after publication; industry newly required to notify SVHC presence in articles

Migration of PAAs from napkins into food

Scientists address migration of primary aromatic amines from colored paper napkins into food; cold water extracts provide reliable estimates of migration into food

Review on metals and autism

Scientists review evidence on links between autism spectrum disorder and toxic metal(loids) such as lead, mercury, aluminum, arsenic, postulate mechanism based on neuroinflammation, oxidative stress

Performance of in silico models for mutagenicity

Scientists evaluate performance of four in silico models to predict mutagenicity of food contact chemicals; applicability domain important, sensitivity for new substances poor

JRC’s policy brief on mixtures

EU Commission’s Joint Research Centre publishes policy brief on approaches to ensure chemical mixtures’ safety; current JRC research on mixtures focuses on interaction effects, links to diseases, use of biomonitoring in exposure assessment

Food Packaging & Health

Non-intentionally added substances (NIAS)

NIAS occur in all types of food contact materials, are…

Mineral oil hydrocarbons

Mineral oil hydrocarbons (MOHs) are commonly measured in food and…

EU Parliament Report on FCMs

In October 2016, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on…

Can coatings

Epoxy-based can coatings are currently being replaced by alternatives because…

Adverse outcome pathways

Adverse outcome pathway (AOP) describes the sequence of events linking…

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs)

While few perfluorinated compounds have been phased out due to…

Silicones

Silicones are an exclusive class of polymers broadly used in…

Plastic recycling

Plastic recycling processes, regulations, market data and safety issues addressed

Latest FPF report

Non-intentionally added substances

Updated FPF dossier and summary article on NIAS published

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