Book on EDC effects and costs

New book by Leonardo Trasande reviews human health effects of endocrine disrupting chemicals, provides recommendations for reducing exposures

DTU announces 2 large EU research projects on EDCs

Technical University of Denmark contributes to 2 new Horizon 2020 research projects focused on endocrine disruptors, reproductive health, thyroid hormones; to begin in 2019 and run for 5 years

Opinion: Current chemical policy unsustainable

Thomas Zoeller from the Massachusetts University, U.S., warns that, unless status quo chemical policy is soon changed to become more protective, health effects of chemical exposures ‘will persist for generations’

TMBPF as BPA alternative for coating epoxies

Article in Chemical Watch discusses tetramethyl bisphenol F as an alternative monomer to produce bisphenol-based epoxies without endocrine activity

Canada to update chemicals management

Canadian public health department opens public consultation to define ‘vulnerable populations,’ aims to improve chemicals management with future consultations on endocrine disruptors and mixture toxicity

Meta-analysis of BPA’s link to diabetes

Meta-analysis of epidemiological studies finds positive association between BPA exposure and type 2 diabetes risk

EFSA BPA reevaluation: 3rd and 4th meeting

EFSA’s CEP Panel Working Group on BPA safety reevaluation holds 3rd and 4th meeting; minutes available online

Documentary on EDCs in food packaging

New documentary explains endocrine disruption, highlights presence of endocrine disruptors in food packaging, presents possible solutions to reduce exposure

EU Commission presents EDC strategy

European Commission publishes communication outlining the EU’s strategic approach to managing endocrine disruptors; NGOs criticize lack of specific actions and missing timeline to reduce EDC exposure

EU EDC framework coming soon

European Commission will adopt communication defining its framework on endocrine disrupters November 7, 2018