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

Study appraisal for BPA reassessment

European Food Safety Authority completes study appraisal methodology for BPA reassessment; final version of assessment protocol to be published later with new BPA opinion

FDA accused of ‘willful ignorance’ regarding BPA

U.S. NGO Environmental Health News criticizes FDA’s approaches to designing and performing CLARITY-BPA study, interpreting its results; presents results of own investigation suggesting intentional manipulation, potential industry influence

EFSA working group updates in October 2019

Minutes from recent meetings of the EFSA working groups on BPS, BPA, FCMs, and recycling plastic available

California identifies candidate substance groups

Department of Toxic Substances Control announces candidate groups of substances used in food packaging to be priority products under Safe Consumer Products program; includes BPA and alternatives, PFAS, and ortho-phthalates; two additional workshops scheduled in November and January to discuss chemicals, answer open questions

EFSA webinar on BPA re-evaluation methodology

European Food Safety Authority holds webinar on methodology for appraisal of studies to be used for re-evaluation of bisphenol A safety; webinar scheduled for November 14, 2019 at 14:30 (CET); registration now open

FPF Workshop 2019: Non-monotonicity explained

Ana Soto presents biological mechanisms underlying non-monotonic dose-responses, explains why non-monotonicity is ‘useful to organisms, challenging for regulators,’ discusses CLARITY-BPA’s successes and limitations

EFSA working group updates: September 2019

Minutes from recent meetings of the EFSA working groups on BPS, BPA, FCMs, phthalates, and recycling plastic available

EU court confirms BPA as endocrine disruptor

General court upholds classification of bisphenol A as an endocrine disrupter; dismisses case brought by Plastic Europe against European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)

U.S. grocer plans packaging chemical restrictions

Ahold Delhaize USA to restrict chemicals of concern from private label products across all stores; targets chemicals including PFAS, BPA, phthalates; plans to increase testing to ensure compliance and partner with suppliers to identify contamination sources