In an opinion published in December 2021, the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) has re-assessed the risks of bisphenol A (BPA) in food, suggesting to drastically lower the tolerable daily intake (TDI) compared to its previous assessment in 2015. EFSA is now recommending that the TDI be changed from 4 micrograms per kilogram of body […]
Microplastic and nanoplastic particles can now be observed in human organs thanks to a new technique. Microplastics have polluted the entire planet, yet their potential impact on human health is not well-known. Researchers have recently identified chemical traces of plastic in human tissue. The analytical method developed allows to identify dozens of types of plastic, […]
L’eau en bouteille de nombreuses grandes marques à travers le monde est contaminée par de minuscules particules de plastique dont les dangers sur la santé sont méconnus, indique une étude publiée mercredi. Lisez l’article complet sur RTL INFO ici.
The chemical BPA is widely added to food and drink packaging, and more than 80% of teenagers have it in their bodies. But how dangerous is it? Read the full article on The Guardian here.
The European Parliament has shied away from demanding a full ban on bisphenol A, instead approving measures that will lower the amount of the chemical that can be part of food packaging. Read the full article on Euractiv here.
New data confirm EFSA’s previous conclusion that bisphenol A (BPA) might affect the immune system in animals, but the evidence is too limited to draw any conclusions for human health. Following a request from the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, EFSA’s experts reviewed two studies by Ménard et al. (unpublished at the time […]
A new report on the chemical compound Bisphenol A (BPA) has forced the EFSA, the EU’s food safety watchdog, to review the effects of the chemical on human health once more. Read more here.
More and more women are finding it difficult to get pregnant, with mounting evidence suggesting chemicals used in plasticisers and pesticides are responsible. The consequences are estimated to cost the EU €1.4 billion per year. EurActiv Germany reports. Read more here.
From today’s press release by the European Food Safety Authority: “EFSA’s comprehensive re-evaluation of bisphenol A (BPA) exposure and toxicity concludes that BPA poses no health risk to consumers of any age group (including unborn children, infants and adolescents) at current exposure levels. Exposure from the diet or from a combination of sources (diet, dust, […]