More retailers take part in annual ranking

Non-profit organization Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families includes 12 new retailers in annual ranking of progress towards eliminating toxic chemicals and using safer alternatives

Danish website on consumer exposure to chemicals

Website of Danish Ministry of Environment and Food informs consumers about chemicals in everyday products and how to reduce unnecessary exposures

FPF fact sheet on food packaging and human health

Food Packaging Forum publishes fact sheet on chemicals in food packaging, migration into food, ways to reduce exposure

France bans plastics in school canteens

French National Assembly adopts law banning plastic food containers in child care, school, university catering services by 2025

EU Parliament supports plastics strategy

European Parliament votes to approve Commission’s plastics strategy, adopts resolution on hazardous chemicals and recycling

BPA substitutes and chromosomal abnormalities

Mice exposed to low doses of BPA, BPS, diphenyl sulfone, BPF, BPAF exhibit chromosomal abnormalities that persist for several generations, according to new study in Current Biology

Webinar on SIN list

ChemSec hosts webinar explaining its SIN List on October 3, 2018; registration now open

Update: NGOs challenge final GRAS rule

U.S. court rules against FDA’s request to dismiss NGO-lawsuit on ‘generally recognized as safe’ rule

South Korea to prohibit BPA and phthalates in FCMs for children

South Korea notifies WTO of intended ban on bisphenol A, dibutyl phthalate, benzyl butyl phthalate in food contact materials for infants and young children

CLARITY-BPA webinars: Key messages

Carnegie Mellon University and FDA hold webinars on CLARITY-BPA academic research and guideline studies; FDA upholds importance of high-dose effects; academic researchers highlight significant low-dose effects