Industry association complains to EU Commission about French BPA ban

PlasticsEurope concerned that French BPA regulation will disrupt the EU market

Human exposure to BPA—scientific evidence discussed

Review article discusses the scientific evidence for human exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) and explains the current controversy about biomonitoring data, criticizing FDA and EFSA scientific opinions

Minnesota bans products containing triclosan for state government

Minnesota stops buying consumer products containing triclosan over safety concerns

Pittsfield discusses polystyrene ban

The U.S. city Pittsfield may ban polystyrene food packaging due to health and environmental concerns

2 US states propose ‘not recyclable’ labeling of biodegradable plastic containers

Law modifying recycled plastics labeling proposed in North Carolina and Alabama, aiming to limit contamination of recycling streams

Opinion: Everything is a chemical

Scientist criticizes undifferentiated negative discourse on chemicals

Swedish Minister prioritizes EDCs

The Swedish Minister for the Environment finds EU movement on EDCs too slow, and places EDCs together with climate change at the top of the priority list

NGOs ask for third party participation in REACH

NGOs send recommendations towards the substitution of Substances of Very High Concern to ECHA

Tox 21 to increase chemical safety

Director of the Hamner Institute proposes pragmatic approach to increase chemical safety

The new WHO/UNEP EDC report a mandatory reading

NIEHS director Linda Birnbaum addresses new EDC report in Environmental Health Perspectives editorial