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
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’
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
New study shows that prolonged storage times and heat increase levels of BPA and antimony in water bottled in PET
New study investigates extent of antimony migration from polyethylene terephthalate (PET) using EU migration testing rules
French researchers find migrants from PET, glass into bottled waters and test for mutagenicity, cytotoxicity and endocrine disruption
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.