California consults on carcinogenicity of substances

Seven substances set for consideration under state’s Proposition 65 legislation; includes bisphenol A and decabromodiphenyl ether (decaBDE); comments accepted until October 19, 2020

CNN reports: BPA linked to higher mortality risk

Mainstream media reporting on new scientific study linking increased human exposure to bisphenol A with increased risk for premature death 10 years later in US adults; recommendations on how to avoid or reduce exposure to hazardous chemical

EFSA working group updates in May, June, and July 2020

Minutes from recent meetings of the EFSA CEP panel and working groups on BPA, FCMs, and recycling plastics published; scientific opinions on benzophenone‐3,3′,4,4′‐tetracarboxylic dianhydride (BDTA), multiple recycling processes published

Combined evidence supports low-dose effects of BPA

Scientists integrate and interpret data from 8 of the 14 academic studies completed under the CLARITY-BPA project; link bisphenol A (BPA) exposure to impacts across multiple organs including brain, heart, prostate, mammary gland, ovaries; strengthen confidence in low-dose effects of BPA; co-authors to present results in webinar on July 21, 2020

Webinar on non-monotonicity of BPA

Food Packaging Forum holds webinar featuring presentation from researchers at Tufts University, discusses recent study observing non-monotonic dose-responses in mammary gland development of rats from exposure to bisphenol A (BPA)

CLARITY-BPA study finds clear non-monotonicity

Researchers publish study identifying non-monotonic effects on mammary gland development across all ages of rats; finds causal relationship between BPA exposure and effects observed, results counter earlier statements that effects are rather due to random events

Calls to restrict bisphenols as a group

ChemTrust article reviews confirmed increase in substitution of bisphenol A (BPA) with other bisphenol alternatives; cites recent toxicity studies and regulatory actions as evidence of regrettable substitution, calls for restrictions on substances as a group

EFSA working group updates in March 2020

Minutes from recent meetings of the EFSA CEP panel and working groups on bisphenol A, FCMs, and recycling plastics published; 13th CEP Panel plenary meeting on April 28-30, 2020 open to observers, registration open until April 24

Scientists debate bisphenol measurements

The Lancet publishes letters debating bisphenol A (BPA) measurement methods; U.S. authorities defend indirect approach, receive critical responses; researchers call for investigation of other environmental pollutants; Collaborative on Health and the Environment webinar on March 24, 2020 discusses results of study with lead author Patricia Hunt

Study investigates fetal exposure to bisphenols

Study of 60 pregnant women finds frequent and high concentrations of bisphenols in maternal plasma, cord plasma, placenta