Public events on safer products bill and toxicology roadmap

U.S. State of Washington to host webinar on August 29, 2019 explaining new Safer Products for Washington bill and planned implementation; U.S. FDA to hold public workshop on September 18, 2019 providing update on development of Predictive Toxicology Roadmap

Key chemicals of concern in food packaging

Environmental Defense Fund publishes list of key chemicals of concern in food packaging and food handling equipment

HBM4EU: phthalates and bisphenols

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

Environmental exposures and diabetes

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

Ban of BPA substitutes

New York City plans to extent current bisphenol A ban by prohibiting 6 BPA substitutes in children’s products

Dispute over latest SVHC entry of BPA

Industry groups say the latest decision to identify BPA as SVHC for endocrine disruption effects in the environment is ‘disproportionate’ and lacks regulatory value; ECHA comments that this entry will impact the scope of the authorization requirement