Bisphenols in coating of soda cans

Danish consumer council finds BPA, BPF and BADGE in coating lacquers of soda cans

Occupational exposure to BPA

Scientists measure urinary BPA in workers from industries that use or manufacture BPA; find on average 70 times higher levels compared to general public

BPS affects maternal behavior

Exposure of pregnant and lactating mice to human-exposure-relevant dose of bisphenol S (BPS) impairs maternal behavior, what can lead to lower offspring survival; behavioral effects also seen in daughters of exposed mice

BPA on the list of SVHCs as of 2017

ECHA Member State Committee unanimously agrees on identification of bisphenol A and three other substances as substances of very high concern (SVHCs); substances to be added to SVHC list in January 2017

Case studies on substitution of hazardous chemicals

ECHA publishes two new case studies on replacing per- and polyfluorinated chemicals as well as bisphenols in consumer products

New FPF dossier: Can coatings

2 FPF articles on can coatings published; Food Packaging & Health article summarizes key issues of can coatings; FPF dossier provides comprehensive scientific background information

BPA and BADGE in coconut milk cans

Five Nordic consumer organizations find BPA and BADGE in coating lacquer of coconut milk cans, but BPF and BPS were not detected

EFSA: Reevaluation of BPA

EFSA’s CEF Panel Working Group on BPA assessment protocol holds first meeting to discuss the reevalution of BPA; meeting minutes available online

Update: BPA warning label in California

State of California holds point-of-sale warnings for food cans and bottles containing BPA in place until the end of 2017; manufacturers must list affected products in online database

BPA-free can linings: Presentations and videos online

Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry publishes 15 video segments and 7 slide presentations from symposium on BPA-free can linings