Antimony trioxide inhalation limit

U.S. scientific organization recommends lowering inhalation limit to 0.02 mg/m3; industry group warns of cost increases and intransparency in calculations

EU PET industry to provide antimony data

Committee of EU PET manufacturers joins data campaign to produce exposure information on antimony substances used in PET production

Hazardous chemicals in black plastic food containers

New study detects bromine and heavy metals in black plastic food contact items; recycling of black plastic electronic waste into sensitive consumer goods discussed as source of hazardous chemicals

Antimony trioxide an anticipated carcinogen

U.S. National Toxicology Program’s draft Report on Carcinogens monograph supports listing antimony trioxide as ‘reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen based on sufficient evidence from studies in experimental animals’

Detecting WEEE contamination in recycled FCM plastics

Scientists propose procedure for detection of contaminants from waste electric and electronic equipment (WEEE) in FCMs made of recycled plastics; call for regular screening to be performed by authorities to ensure compliance

PET bottles: Chemical migration affected by storage conditions

New study shows that prolonged storage times and heat increase levels of BPA and antimony in water bottled in PET

Antimony migration from PET

New study investigates extent of antimony migration from polyethylene terephthalate (PET) using EU migration testing rules

New scientific study compares migrants, toxicity of glass and PET

French researchers find migrants from PET, glass into bottled waters and test for mutagenicity, cytotoxicity and endocrine disruption

Drinking water source and human antimony levels

A study published in the scientific peer-reviewed Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology assessed human exposure to antimony. Antimony concentrations measured in people showed no conclusive association with drinking water sources, even though antimony is used in PET bottles. Levels in women were higher indicating the need for additional research into possible sex-specific effects.