CDC release updated human exposure data from NHANES on food contact substances
Health Canada reaffirmed its earlier conclusion that dietary exposure to Bisphenol A is not thought to pose a health risk
Belgium adopted a ban of Bisphenol A in all food contact materials of products aimed at children under three.
A study by scientists from the New York University’s School of Medicine published in September 2012 found elevated levels of a common food contact substance, bisphenol A (BPA), to be associated with a higher risk for being overweight in children and adolescents. The study used nationally representative data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) study collected in 6 to 19 year old US inhabitants. The study’s design does not permit conclusions regarding causation, however biological plausible explanations of how BPA may cause overweight or obesity do exist, making the study relevant and highlighting the need for further research.
Op-ed in NY Times calls for more regulation of EDCs, discusses new research on epigenetic transgenerational effects of BPA.