Reverse causation bias in PFOA studies

Scientists suggest increased perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) blood levels are consequence of early menopause and kidney disease, not cause

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

Report: Helsinki Chemicals Forum 2016

Chemical Watch report summarizes debates of 2016 Helsinki Chemicals Forum; focus on circular economy, perfluorinated chemicals, data sharing, and other topics

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs)

FPF dossier explains chemistry of PFASs, provides information on their use in food contact materials, the regulatory situation and effects on human health.

New FPF dossier: Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs)

FPF dossier and summarizing article explain chemistry of PFASs, provide information on their use in food contact materials, the regulatory situation and effects on human health

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs)

While few perfluorinated compounds have been phased out due to health concerns, other per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFASs) compounds continue to be used for food contact materials. The Food Packaging Forum summarizes chemistry, applications, health concerns, and regulation of PFASs.

Environmental chemicals and child health

Scientists review epidemiological evidence on associations between environmental pollutants and child health; find ‘moderate’ evidence for perfluorooctanoate and reduced fetal growth; literature on bisphenol A and phthalates ‘inconsistent’

Chemicals of concern in paper and board food packaging

Danish consumer council finds fluorocarbons and mineral oils in paper and board packaging in direct contact with food

Six classes challenge

Science editorial presents the “Six classes challenge” – a campaign calling to reduce the use of hazardous chemicals in products, focusing on entire classes rather than individual chemicals

Reducing exposure to PFOA

Article informs about presence of PFOA in consumer products and highlights ways to reduce exposure from food contact materials