In an article published on March 13, 2018, regulatory news provider Chemical Watch informed about new research projects on endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs), bisphenols, micro- and nanoplastics supported by the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (ANSES). In 2017, ANSES called for research projects under its national research program “Environment-Health-Work” and later selected 36 projects in total.

Three projects focus on EDCs, analyzing 1) impact of cleaning and disinfection products on infants’ and young children’s respiratory health, 2) exposure to flame retardants in upholstered furniture and bedding, and 3) effects of EDCs on the aggressiveness of hormone-sensitive cancers.

Two more projects are dedicated to bisphenols, studying 1) effects of in utero exposure to bisphenol AF (BPAF, CAS 1478-61-1), an analogue to bisphenol A (BPA, CAS 80-05-7), on female germ cell development in humans and mice, and 2) human exposure to bisphenol S (BPS, CAS 80-09-1), another alternative to BPA.

Another project will address micro- and nanoplastics in continental waters.

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Chemical Watch (March 13, 2018). “ANSES research program targets EDCs, bisphenols.

ANSES (March 7, 2018). “Programme national de recherche Environnement – Santé – Travail : 36 projets sélectionnés, 6,3 millions d’euros mobilisés dans le cadre des appels à projets 2017.(in French)