Scientists concerned about FDA’s conclusions on BPA safety

Academic scientists criticize U.S. FDA’s premature conclusions on safety of bisphenol A based on draft CLARITY-BPA core study report; academic studies within CLARITY-BPA will elucidate more sensitive effects on endocrine system

‘BPA produced minimal effects’

GLP core study of CLARITY-BPA research program finds ‘few significant effects’ in rats chronically exposed to bisphenol A; American Chemistry Council emphasizes that BPA is safe for consumers

Draft CLARITY-BPA report published

U.S. National Toxicology Program releases draft report on CLARITY-BPA study; deadline for comments is April 12, 2018; meeting for peer-review scheduled for April 26, 2018

Antimony trioxide an anticipated carcinogen

U.S. National Toxicology Program’s draft Report on Carcinogens monograph supports listing antimony trioxide as ‘reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen based on sufficient evidence from studies in experimental animals’

U.S. funds long-term studies of environmental impacts on children’s health

U.S. NIH initiates ECHO, 7-year program to study the effects of environmental exposures on children’s health; NIEHS launches CHEAR enabling more NIH scientists who study children’s health to add exposure measures to their research

The war on science?

Investigative article in In These Times outlines how chemical industry influences and delays U.S. chemical regulation by informing with manipulated and misleading “science”

Symposium on low-dose chemical mixtures and cancer

Halifax Project symposium aims to develop hypothesis for contribution of low-dose chemical mixtures to development of cancer

Screening data on 1800 chemicals

US EPA publishes screening data on 1800 chemicals, opens ToxCast challenges to use data for public health risk assessment

How new research will shed light on BPA

Innovative research program CLARITY-BPA unites regulatory risk assessors and academic researchers, studies BPA’s hazards; first results expected in early 2015