Recommendations for non-toxic environment

Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) calls on EU Commission to release strategy for non-toxic environment, recommends 12 priority actions

New York State rejects fluorinated food containers

U.S. state New York restricts state agencies’ procurement of food containers and wrappers containing PFASs or polystyrene

Fluorinated chemicals in cake packaging

Danish consumer council finds elevated levels of fluorinated substances in 3 out of 21 paper and board packagings of ready-made cakes; test results indicate decreased intentional use of fluorinated chemicals in baking paper since 2016

How to manage PFASs in FCMs?

Report by Nordic Council of Ministers summarizes existing knowledge on fluorinated substances in paper and board food contact materials, presents options for reducing consumer exposure

Discount retailers pushed to act on harmful chemicals

Center for Environmental Health and Campaign for Healthier Solutions urge U.S. discount retailers to take action on fluorinated chemicals in microwave popcorn bags

Prenatal PFAS exposure and smaller babies

Pooled analysis of several European birth cohorts finds association of prenatal exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances with babies being born ‘small for gestational age’

Focus on PFASs

Ensia article summarizes environmental and health concerns about per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, addresses controversial substitution of long-chain PFASs with short-chain alternatives

Washington State bans PFASs in food packaging

Governor of U.S. state Washington signs bill into law banning the use of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in food packaging by 2022 if alternatives can be found by 2020

U.S. EPA holds summit on PFASs

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency discusses actions on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances at national summit to be held on May 22-23, 2018 in Washington D.C.

Influence of consumer and retailer demands

U.S. state regulations, consumer and retailer actions on chemicals in food packaging more effective than FDA regulation, according to experts at Chemical Watch conference