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The Food Packaging Forum makes scientific facts and expert opinions about food packaging health accessible and understandable to all

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    Head of UN Environment discusses chemical migration from plastic food packaging, microplastic pollution, calls on people to ‘break up with single-use plastic’

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    Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) calls on EU Commission to release strategy for non-toxic environment, recommends 12 priority actions

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    Scientists evaluate performance of four in silico models to predict mutagenicity of food contact chemicals; applicability domain important, sensitivity for new substances poor

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  • 06/18/18--05:55: Review on metals and autism
  • Scientists review evidence on links between autism spectrum disorder and toxic metal(loids) such as lead, mercury, aluminum, arsenic, postulate mechanism based on neuroinflammation, oxidative stress

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    Special issue of peer-reviewed journal Hormones and Behavior focuses on endocrine disrupting chemicals’ effects on behavior; articles address molecular mechanisms, animal studies and epidemiological observations, discuss specific chemicals including BPA, triclosan, PBDEs, PFASs

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    Peer-reviewed journal Environmental Health presents collection of selected articles on fetal and developmental exposure effects, the topic of the PPTOX VI conference of May 2018

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    Scientists observe BPA exposure in mice decreases anti-inflammatory metabolites produced by gut microbiota, worsens disease symptoms and mortality in disease model of induced colitis

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    Rats perinatally exposed to phthalates show lower number of neurons and synapses in the brain, decreased cognitive flexibility

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    International Agency for Research on Cancer classifies four acrylates used in food contact materials as possibly carcinogenic to humans; American Chemistry Council criticizes the decision

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    Policy statement and technical report by American Academy of Pediatrics describe child health effects of direct and indirect food additives, provide recommendations for reducing exposures, call for revision of food additives regulation in the U.S.

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    German risk assessment institute considers direct link between occurrence of Molar Incisor Hypomineralization and exposure to bisphenol A in children unlikely

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    Washington Post discusses exposure to environmental chemicals during pregnancy and risks posed to unborn children

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

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    American Chemistry Council comments on American Academy of Pediatrics’ health concerns about food additives, claims ‘food packaging in the U.S. is best in class’

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    RIVM scientists find data required by REACH to be insufficient for classifying category 1B carcinogens and mutagens according to criteria set by Classification, Labeling and Packaging legislation

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  • 09/07/18--03:58: DEHP and neurodevelopment
  • Systematic review of di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate finds DEHP exposure affects intelligence quotient, psychomotor development

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    Scientists find chronic exposure of mice to polystyrene microplastics affects intestinal barrier function, gut microbiota composition, metabolic indices

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    Article in Vox summarizes health concerns related to chemicals in plastic food packaging, discuss U.S. regulatory system, recommend actions to limit exposure

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    Hearing at U.S. Congress discusses safe levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in drinking water and possible ban on the chemicals’ manufacture and use

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    Mice exposed to low doses of BPA, BPS, diphenyl sulfone, BPF, BPAF exhibit chromosomal abnormalities that persist for several generations, according to new study in Current Biology

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