Impact of EDCs on fertility and health

Expert panel discusses health effects of endocrine disruptors at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; video recording available

Live webcast: Experts discuss endocrine disruptors

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health hosts expert panel to discuss latest research on endocrine disrupting chemicals, risk management and regulations today at 12:30pm EST (6:30pm CET); live webcast available

EU working group on FCMs: Latest meeting

EU Commission’s working group on FCMs discusses baseline study on non-harmonized FCMs, EU measure on printed FCMs, information transfer in the supply chain, and draft measure on BPA

Member States discuss EDC criteria

DG SANTE publishes latest meeting minutes on revised EDC criteria, summarizes different concerns raised by EU Member States

EFSA seeking stakeholder experts for EDC guidance

EFSA looking for stakeholder experts to consult drafting of guidance on identification of endocrine disruptors; deadline for nominations is January 31, 2017

DEHP disrupts insulin signaling

Scientists find that long-term oral exposure of adult rats to the phthalate DEHP disrupts insulin signaling pathways, resulting in the development of insulin resistance

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

No vote on EDC criteria yet

No formal vote on proposed EDC criteria took place during latest SC-PAFF meeting; Commission likely to re-draft proposals due to wide disagreement among stakeholders

EDCs and the pesticide industry

Opinion articles highlight influence of pesticide industry on the regulation of endocrine disruptors in Australia and Europe