Draft toxicity assessment for GenX and PFBS

U.S. EPA releases draft toxicity assessments for fluorinated substances ‘GenX chemicals’ and PFBS used as replacements for PFOA and PFOS; public comments accepted for 60 days after publication in Federal Register

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

Businesses’ approach to safer chemicals

Fourth edition of Chemical Watch’s “Business guide to safer chemicals” highlights work by Coop Denmark and Sherwin-Williams to replace bisphenol A and other hazardous chemicals in food packaging

FPF Workshop 2018: Perspectives on the FCM safety

Afternoon session of FPF Workshop 2018 discusses different approaches to ensuring FCM safety taken by industry, government, retailers, consumer organizations

More retailers take part in annual ranking

Non-profit organization Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families includes 12 new retailers in annual ranking of progress towards eliminating toxic chemicals and using safer alternatives

Push to fully ban PFASs in the U.S.

Hearing at U.S. Congress discusses safe levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in drinking water and possible ban on the chemicals’ manufacture and use

Increasing regulatory action on PFASs

C&EN article summarizes emerging U.S. regulations aimed at reducing and eliminating pollution and exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances

Zürich statement on PFASs

Scientists and regulators release ‘Zürich statement on future actions on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs)’

San Francisco bans PFASs in food service ware

U.S. city San Francisco adopts law prohibiting the use of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in single-use food service ware by 2020

Sweden to introduce PFASs reporting

Sweden notifies EU of proposed obligation for companies to report PFASs in products in national register, to apply from 2019