EFSA: Systematic review of BPA literature

Scientists and research organizations comment on EFSA’s protocol for the safety reassessment of bisphenol A; full report on public consultation to be published end of 2017

BPF exposures on the rise

Detox Me project of Silent Spring Institute shows that consumers inclined to buy ‘BPA-free’ products do have lower levels of bisphenol A but higher levels of common substitute bisphenol F

Prolonged exposure to BPA after dermal contact

Scientists show uptake and elimination of bisphenol A after dermal contact are slower than after ingestion; findings suggest higher steady state levels after repeated dermal exposures

EU adds CMRs to REACH restriction list

EU Commission places over 20 carcinogenic, mutagenic, or reprotoxic substances on Annex XVII list of restricted substances under REACH; amendment includes substances relevant for food contact such as BPA

Sweden screens EU market for bisphenols

Swedish Chemicals Agency identifies 37 bisphenols with potential endocrine disrupting properties that could be on the European market

Draft EU regulation on BPA in FCMs

EU Commission opens commenting period for draft regulation on BPA in varnishes and coatings for food contact, establishes new specific migration limit of 0.05 mg/kg food; no BPA migration permitted from food contact plastics for infants and toddlers

EU assesses chemicals of potential concern

European Member States assess risk management options for BPA and other substances relevant for food contact materials

EDCs and breast cancer

Article in U.S. News reports on the role of endocrine disruptors such bisphenol A in developing breast cancer, recommends reducing exposure and calling on governments to take action

More evidence on hazard potential of BPA and BPS

Endocrine Society highlights 3 scientific studies investigating effects of bisphenol A and its common substitute bisphenol S on body weight, liver development, and breast cancer

Evidence on BPA’s ubiquity and low-dose effects

New study reviews and substantiates ubiquitous occurrence of bisphenol A in the environment and adverse health effects from low-dose exposures to it