German television channel finds diethylhexyl phthalate in food

A sampling of different food stuffs by a northern German broadcast finds the phthalate diethylhexylphthalate (DEHP) in packed cheese, butter and cream.

Analysis of food-packaging migrants: Review of the state-of-the-art

A scientific review article published in the peer-reviewed journal Trends in Analytical Chemistry describes recent advances in the analysis of food packaging migrants.

New research on migration of phthalates into foods

A newly published article identifies PET dishes used to package heated meals as source of two phthalates, while the same meals packaged in aluminum trays did not show elevated levels. All meals contained both phthalates prior to packaging. 

Phthalates found to trigger early menopause

Study associates phthalates with 2 year earlier onset of menopause

DEMOCOPHES: environmental contaminant burden in mothers and children in Berne, Switzerland

The Federal Office for Public Health in Switzerland (BAG) states that environmental contaminant burden of substances such as phthalates and cadmium found are not at levels that would pose a risk to public health.

Human biomonitoring data from Europe to be released

The European Consortium for Human Biomonitoring COPHES will release human biomonitoring data from Europe in October 2012

CDC release updated human exposure data

CDC release updated human exposure data from NHANES on food contact substances

Denmark plans to ban four phthalates

Denmark’s Ministry of the Environment has decided to move forward with a ban of the four phthalates DEH, DBP, DIBP and BBP