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

EFSA working group updates in January and February 2020

Minutes from recent meetings of the EFSA CEP panel and working groups on BPA, FCMs, and recycling plastics published

UBA study investigates BPA alternatives

German Environment Agency (UBA) identifies 44 environmentally relevant potential substitutes for bisphenol A (BPA); tests 26 substances in receptor and screening assays, identifies only one substance with both sufficient data and not displaying endocrine-active effects

Study finds BPS depresses heart function

Scientists from University of Guleph report bisphenol S (BPS) and bisphenol A (BPA) able to decrease systolic pressure and rates of contraction and relaxation within minutes of exposure in mice; BPS found to be more potent than BPA, raises concerns about its use as substitute in plastics

Taco Bell to remove chemicals of concern from packaging

U.S. fast food chain announces new global packaging commitments; plans to remove PFAS, phthalates, BPA from its consumer packaging by 2025