BPA substitutes and chromosomal abnormalities

Mice exposed to low doses of BPA, BPS, diphenyl sulfone, BPF, BPAF exhibit chromosomal abnormalities that persist for several generations, according to new study in Current Biology

CLARITY-BPA webinars: Key messages

Carnegie Mellon University and FDA hold webinars on CLARITY-BPA academic research and guideline studies; FDA upholds importance of high-dose effects; academic researchers highlight significant low-dose effects

BPA human study: Effects on insulin response

First experimental study in humans finds low-dose exposure to bisphenol A alters insulin response to oral and IV glucose, possibly increases diabetes 2 risk

Opinion: FDA ‘rushing to judgement’ on BPA

Article in Environmental Health News discusses main goal of CLARITY-BPA program and U.S. FDA’s premature conclusions on BPA hazards

Webinar on CLARITY-BPA core study

U.S. Food and Drug Administration hosts webinar on guideline studies conducted within CLARITY-BPA program, September 13, 2018; registration now open

Webinar on CLARITY-BPA academic studies

Carnegie Mellon University holds webinar on independent academic studies on bisphenol A within CLARITY-BPA program, September 12, 2018; registration now open

Regulatory identification of BPA as endocrine disruptor

Special issue of Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology addresses regulatory identification of bisphenol A as endocrine disruptor, summarizes evidence for endocrine-mediated adverse effects on estrous cycle, mammary gland development, neurobehavior, metabolism

EFSA: Update on BPA reassessment

New working group of EFSA’s CEP Panel to commence evaluation of BPA hazard studies in September 2018; finalization of new BPA hazard assessment foreseen for 2020

OECD guideline on development toxicity updated

OECD adds endpoints to prenatal development toxicity testing guideline to better detect effects of endocrine disruptors

ACC: Myths and facts about food packaging

American Chemistry Council comments on American Academy of Pediatrics’ health concerns about food additives, claims ‘food packaging in the U.S. is best in class’