More action on phthalates needed

CHEM Trust discusses adverse health effects of phthalates exposure, calls for further restrictions especially in food contact materials

Food contact chemicals in life cycle assessment

Scientists present life cycle impact assessment method to include human exposure to chemicals in food packaging, discuss trade-offs, interpretation, data needs, consideration of additional toxicity concerns

Phthalates in bottled water

Review of 5 phthalates’ concentrations found in bottled water across 21 countries; measured concentrations ‘not a serious concern’ for public health, but ‘significant’ estrogenic effects possible

Webinar on PFASs in food packaging

Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families and Toxic-Free Future present new report on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in U.S. food contact materials on December 11, 2018; registration for webinar now open

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

Survey on quats

Canadian government initiates survey of quaternary ammonium compounds aiming to establish national inventory

Lower BPA limit for baby soothers

European Committee for Standardization (CEN) lowers migration limit for bisphenol A in baby soothers to 0.01 mg/L

CHE webinar on plastic food packaging

Collaborative on Health and the Environment holds webinar on Plastic food packaging within its Plastics and health series

EFSA assesses liquid absorber for use in FCMs

EFSA’s CEP Panel considers polyacrylic acid, sodium salt, cross‐linked safe for use in plastic food contact materials under certain conditions and for indirect food contact only

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