PFOA and PFOS harm immune system

Scientific panel and U.S. National Toxicology Program conclude that PFOA and PFOA are likely hazardous to the human immune system

Risk assessing chemical mixtures

European Commission’s Joint Research Centre reviews risk assessments of chemical mixtures for e.g. pesticides, phthalates, and FCMs; identifies need to address mixtures across chemical classes and legislative sectors

Modeling chemical exposure via food

Scientists discuss models available for estimating human exposure to chemicals through food; chemical inputs from processing, packaging, storage, and transportation are underreported

Scientific consensus on environmental neurotoxins

Project TENDR consensus statement calls for action against environmental chemicals affecting children’s brains and contributing to disorders such as autism, ADHD, and learning disabilities

Estimating non-dietary exposure to chemicals

EFSA report summarizes estimation methods for non-dietary exposure to chemicals from consumer products and the environment, provides examples for BPA

Platform on chemical exposure

National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark launches information portal on chemical exposure; special focus on chemical cocktails and endocrine disruptors

Chemicals and global burden of disease

International scientists review early-life environmental contributions to disease, identify chemical exposure as leading factor to be considered, discuss challenges, outlook

Early puberty in girls

The Wall Street Journal discusses early onset of puberty in U.S. girls; obesity and exposure to EDCs considered key factors, according to experts

BPA in various food products

Environmental Working Group launches database with over 16,000 food products possibly in contact with BPA-containing food packaging

BPA and hyperactivity in children

New study finds association between higher urinary BPA levels and prevalence of ADHD in U.S. children