A sampling of different food stuffs by a northern German broadcast finds the phthalate diethylhexylphthalate (DEHP) in packed cheese, butter and cream.
A scientific review article published in the peer-reviewed journal Trends in Analytical Chemistry describes recent advances in the analysis of food packaging migrants.
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.
Study associates phthalates with 2 year earlier onset of menopause
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.
The European Consortium for Human Biomonitoring COPHES will release human biomonitoring data from Europe in October 2012
CDC release updated human exposure data from NHANES on food contact substances
Denmark’s Ministry of the Environment has decided to move forward with a ban of the four phthalates DEH, DBP, DIBP and BBP