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CNN reports: BPA linked to higher mortality risk

Mainstream media reporting on new scientific study linking increased human exposure to bisphenol A with increased risk for premature death 10 years later in US adults; recommendations on how to avoid or reduce exposure to hazardous chemical

FPF Workshop 2018: Improving chemical safety by new science

Presentations at Food Packaging Forum 2018 workshop cover predictive toxicology, computational methodologies, green chemistry

Chemicals in plastics and obesity

U.S. researchers discuss contribution of exposure to endocrine disruptors to metabolic disorders such as obesity and diabetes

Can chemicals lead to weight gain?

Podcast highlights role of obesogenic chemicals in obesity epidemic with leading scientist in the field; other academics remain skeptical of impact of obesogens

Focus on BPA analogues

Recent studies investigate effects of bisphenol A analogues such as BPS and BPF, reveal similar endocrine disrupting effects of analogues in cell lines and whole organisms

Scientific consensus on metabolic disruptors

New Parma consensus statement recommends using new term “metabolic disruptors” instead of “obesogens”, shows areas of scientific agreement and uncertainty, discusses research needs on chemicals that cause obesity, diabetes and related metabolic disorders

Conjugated BPA is biologically active

New study by Health Canada questions key assumption of bisphenol A risk assessment, shows obesogenic properties of allegedly “detoxified” food contact substance

Workshop on obesity and environmental contaminants

Obesogens to be discussed in October 2015 in Sweden

Lead linked to weight gain in mice

Study linked lead exposure of pregnant mice to obesity in offspring

Webinar on Green Chemistry

Webinar with obesogen expert Bruce Blumberg, suggests current risk assessment is not up to the challenge of obesogens

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