Study investigates reproductive toxicity of environmental concentrations of polystyrene (PS) microplastics to male mice; further examines underlying molecular mechanism; study is first to find long-term PS microplastic exposure affects sperm quality and testosterone levels in mice
Study connects prenatal low dose exposure to BPA with abnormal breast growth in mice
U.S. researchers find heart function and blood pressure in mice to be affected by BPA exposure, females appear to be at increased risk for harm
UV filters are added to food packaging in order to protect the food packaging from degradation, as well as the food contained within from harmful UV light. UV filters may migrate into food stuff. They have been associated with endocrine activity, cancer and contact sensitization.
A study by scientists from the New York University’s School of Medicine published in September 2012 found elevated levels of a common food contact substance, bisphenol A (BPA), to be associated with a higher risk for being overweight in children and adolescents. The study used nationally representative data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) study collected in 6 to 19 year old US inhabitants. The study’s design does not permit conclusions regarding causation, however biological plausible explanations of how BPA may cause overweight or obesity do exist, making the study relevant and highlighting the need for further research.
Summary article of 2012 Berlin low dose workshop shares workshop proceedings, consensus and disagreements, and shows proposed next steps required to advance risk assessment of EDCs
Plastic recycling processes, regulations, market data and safety issues addressed
High-pressure processing can change functional structures and migration potential from flexible packaging materials; coated and laminated structures most sensitive; more research needed to find most suitable materials and packaging designs
A new study finds that early exposure to BPA reduces parental care in mice
New research finds reproductive abnormalities in male mice prenatally exposed to DEHP and their succeeding generations; 3rd generation effects most pronounced at lowest exposure dose