EFSA BPA assessment protocol: 13th and 14th meeting

EFSA’s CEF Panel Working Group on BPA assessment protocol holds 13th and 14th meeting on the reevaluation of BPA safety; meeting minutes available online

BPA and analogues: Multiple targets and effects

Scientists highlight BPA’s interactions with multiple molecular targets besides estrogen receptor; growing body of evidence demonstrates similar pleiotropic actions of BPA substitutes such as BPS, BPF, BPAF and others

PlasticsEurope vs. ECHA: Second case over BPA

Trade body PlasticsEurope again sues ECHA over BPA, opposing classification as endocrine disruptor on Candidate list; previous lawsuit concerning BPA’s Candidate List entry for reprotoxic properties still ongoing

EFSA BPA assessment protocol: 12th meeting

EFSA’s CEF Panel Working Group on BPA assessment protocol holds twelfth meeting on the reevaluation of BPA safety; meeting minutes available online

Obesity increased tenfold in children and teens

New WHO study finds worldwide rise in childhood and teen obesity between 1975 and 2016; NGO discusses metabolic disruptors as contributing factor to obesity epidemic

ANSES: Not enough data on TMBPF

ANSES finds insufficient data to conclude on the potential endocrine disrupting properties of tetramethylbisphenol F (TMBPF), a bisphenol A alternative

‘Sippy cups’ in draft EU ban on BPA in FCMs

EU Commission adds ‘sippy cups’ to its draft proposal for ban on BPA in plastic FCMs intended for use by babies and young children

Responses to draft regulation on BPA in FCMs

NGOs respond to public consultation, propose to ban BPA in all FCMs that could be used by children, suggest that regulation should cover additional types of FCMs like paper and card

EFSA BPA assessment protocol: 11th meeting

EFSA’s CEF Panel Working Group on BPA assessment protocol holds eleventh meeting on the reevaluation of BPA safety; meeting minutes available online

Danish retailer pushes for ban on PFASs and bisphenols

Coop Denmark launches campaign on ‘cocktails’ of hazardous chemicals in consumer products, urges Danish government to ban per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances and bisphenols in food contact materials