Human exposure to BPA systematically underestimated

New study shows that different measurement methods lead to large discrepancies in BPA human body burdens; human population exposed to higher levels of BPA than estimated using standard method; human health risk of BPA likely underestimated

Spanish biomonitoring study on plastic exposure

Published study investigates concentrations of 15 phthalates and 12 phenols in urine samples from 20 adults, finds highest concentrations of monoethylphthalate and methylparaben, all phthalates detectable in all adults

Biomonitoring of environmental chemicals, plastics

New French biomonitoring study measures levels of bisphenols, phthalates, PFAS in adults and children; German biomonitoring study finds plastic byproducts in 97% of children’s urine samples

HBM4EU: phthalates and bisphenols

European human biomonitoring initiative holds workshop on policy uptake of data generated for phthalates and bisphenols

Health effects of PFAS exposure

Epidemiologists examine possible associations between PFAS exposure and metabolic diseases, cardiovascular diseases, fetal and child development

Environmental exposures and diabetes

Scientists find parabens, bisphenols, benzophenone exposure associated with increased diabetes risk; review discusses potential mechanisms involved

Reducing chemical exposure

Links to practical advice how you can reduce your personal exposure to chemicals migrating from food packaging and other types of food contact articles.

HBM4EU finalizes second prioritization round

EU’s Human Biomonitoring Project finalizes second list of priority substances, adds acrylamide, diisocyanates, benzophenone UV filters, aprotic solvents, arsenic, lead, mercury

EU human biomonitoring conference

Austrian Presidency and EU Commission host conference on European Human Biomonitoring Initiative, September 28, 2018 in Vienna; registration open until June 30, 2018

Phthalates and blood pressure

Epidemiological study finds strong association between exposure to phthalates and high blood pressure in adults, highlights DEHP, DMP, DBEP in particular