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

BPA labeling in foods and food packaging ‘inadequate’

‘Real-world’ dietary intervention study highlights inadequate labeling as a barrier to following individual-focused strategies aimed at reduction of dietary BPA exposure

Shorter-chain PFCs may persist in human tissues

Researchers estimate internal exposure to metabolites of shorter-chain polyfluorinated compounds, demonstrate high potential for biopersistence, call for further research

HBM4EU: 2nd prioritization round

European Human Biomonitoring Initiative holds stakeholder workshop, presents strategy for the 2nd prioritization round, discusses short list of substances

Priority substances for EU biomonitoring project

Stakeholder NGOs and industry groups nominate priority substances for European Human Biomonitoring Initiative; deadline for nomination is September 2017

Predicting exposure to food contact chemicals

U.S. EPA scientists develop high-throughput computational models for predicting dietary exposure to chemicals from food packaging; exposure from food contact materials found to contribute significantly to overall exposures

BPF exposures on the rise

Detox Me project of Silent Spring Institute shows that consumers inclined to buy ‘BPA-free’ products do have lower levels of bisphenol A but higher levels of common substitute bisphenol F

Nordic Chemicals Summit 2017

Chemical Watch hosts second edition of Nordic Chemicals Summit on October 10-11, 2017 in Copenhagen, Denmark

Joint action on PFASs needed

Nordic Council calls for prompt action on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances; suggests measures to take in the areas public awareness, regulation, monitoring, and research

Phthalates linked to chronic diseases

Scientists observe positive association between total urinary phthalates and cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and chronic low-grade inflammation in men