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

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