BPA absorption in the mouth

Scientists compare internal levels and metabolism of BPA after gavage or diet administration; demonstrate significant buccal absorption of BPA from solid foods

Focus on BPA analogues

Recent studies investigate effects of bisphenol A analogues such as BPS and BPF, reveal similar endocrine disrupting effects of analogues in cell lines and whole organisms

BPS may be adipogenic

Scientists show BPS treatment, similar to BPA, results in increased lipid accumulation and higher expression of adipogenesis-related genes in primary preadipocytes

Phthalates and fast food

New study analyzes NHANES data and finds association between high fast food consumption and increased urinary phthalate levels

Update: BPA proposed as SVHC

France plans two-step submission of proposals to classify BPA as a substance of very high concern; carcinogenic, mutagenic, and reprotoxic potential to be addressed by August 2016; endocrine disrupting properties to follow in February 2017

BPA warning label in California

State of California takes emergency action on BPA and proposes temporary uniform warning label for food cans and bottles as deadline for Prop65 compliance approaches

EU plans BPA update

European Commission plans to lower specific migration limit (SML) for BPA from food contact plastics; new SML shall also apply to varnishes and coatings used in FCMs

Opinion: Consumers want healthy food

Removing unwanted ingredients such as BPA from food products is good, however highly processed foods remain the less favorable diet option compared to fresh, unprocessed foods

Replacing BPA can coatings

Del Monte Foods switches to non-BPA food can linings in the course of 2016

Manmade vs. natural estrogens

Article in Nature Reviews highlights different effect potential of manmade vs. natural estrogens in the case of soy and bisphenol A in a study with women undergoing in vitro fertilization