On January 18, 2018, the Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE) is holding a webinar on “Emerging chemicals in food packaging: Toxicological profiling of knowns and unknowns.” Guest speaker Anne Marie Vinggaard of the Research Group for Molecular and Reproductive Toxicology at the Technical University of Denmark’s National Food Institute will present her group’s work on “an effect-directed strategy to identify and characterize emerging chemicals in paper and board food contact materials.” The work was published in the peer-reviewed journal Food and Chemical Toxicology in May 2017 (FPF reported). The researchers found a pizza box exhibiting estrogenic activity and a sandwich wrapper showing antiandrogen activity. The observed effects were likely caused by migrating chemicals such as bisphenol A (BPA, CAS 80-05-7), phthalates, and abietic acid (CAS 514-10-3).
The 30-minute webinar starts at 01:00 pm U.S. Eastern Time and will be recorded for on-demand viewing. Registration is available on the event website.