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Canada identifies four parabens for toxic substances list

Government publishes draft screening assessment of 7 parabens, identifies 4 to present danger to human health or environment at current levels of exposure; proposed risk management published; findings open for public comment until May 13, 2020

Endocrine effects of parabens

Scientists review evidence on paraben preservatives acting as estrogenic endocrine disruptors; certain effects observed in animals not confirmed in humans; studies on parabens’ effects on immune and nervous system lacking

DEHP increases BPA exposure

Scientists show that diethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP) leads to higher accumulation of bisphenol A (BPA) in reproductive tissues of mice, likely due to competition for detoxification enzymes

Parabens increase BPA exposure

Parabens inhibit several biotransformation enzymes involved in steroid hormone metabolism and chemical detoxification; study in mice shows that co-exposure with butyl paraben results in elevated internal levels of estradiol and BPA

Children’s exposure to EDCs

New study finds BPA, nonylphenol, phthalates, and parabens in American children’s urine; call for further research on EDC’s role in pediatric hormonal disorders

Endocrine disruptors and breast development

Research project of National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, finds that EDC exposure during fetal life and via breast milk increases breast development in young female rats

NGO finds propyl paraben in food

Environmental Working Group detected direct and indirect food additive propyl paraben in nearly 50 US snack foods

Phenols and parabens found in lactating mothers

New study finds phenols and parabens in urine, milk and serum of North Carolina women

Webinar: Removing EDCs from products

Webinar with compliance manager from Danish retailer which removed parabens and BPA from private label products

Chemical co-exposure increases cancer risk

Epoch Times reports on a study showing interactive toxic effect of arsenic and environmental estrogens, co-exposure increases cancer risks compared to single chemical exposure

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