Uncertainty in EDC risk assessments

New report by the Danish Centre on Endocrine Disruptors provides recommendations for better considering uncertainties in risk assessment of EDCs; suggests using additional uncertainty factors and non-threshold approach

France updates action plan on EDCs

National draft action plan on EDCs open for consultation; Health and Environmental Alliance submits comments, welcomes initiative

Call to invest in cancer prevention

Laura Vandenberg comments on the 2019 State of the Union address by President Trump, points out the need for research and prevention programs focused on the role of environmental exposures in cancer

Health risks of chemicals in consumer products

Review article concludes that peer-reviewed literature on chemicals and health tends to focus on already-known chemicals and lacks predictive power; authors call for more explorative research given the multitude of little-studied chemicals

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