Are BPA analogues safe?

Scientists review data on exposure to and toxicity of bisphenol A (BPA) analogues BPAF, BPB, BPF, and BPS; highlight similar actions and increasing environmental presence of alternatives; call for comprehensive comparative analysis

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

BPA in Danish tomato cans

Danish consumer council finds BPA in lacquer of cans containing peeled tomatoes; alternatives BPF and BPS not detected in BPA-free cans

Further research on BPS safety needed

The Washington Post interviews senior scientist about BPS effects on zebrafish embryo development; comparison to BPA shows that BPS is not necessarily safer

BPA and BPS impact embryonic development

New study demonstrates disruptive effects of BPA and BPS on embryonic development and reproductive system in zebrafish

Bisphenol S

Bisphenol S (BPS) is used as a substitute for bisphenol A (BPA) in food contact materials. The dossier provides information on applications, toxicity, exposure and regulation of BPS and discusses its role as possible substitute for BPA.  

BPA-free does not mean EDC-free

Substituting chemicals of concern with alternatives of similar concern needs to be avoided

Non-BPA cans

Food company ConAgra removes BPA from its cans; non-profit organizations raise concern over safety of BPA-replacements and ask for removal of BPA from all food packaging

EDCs in paper and board food packaging

Danish researchers identify well-known and new EDCs in paper and board food packaging