Autism and phthalates: Exposure in womb linked to autistic traits in boys
February 19, 2020 | EHN
Autism and phthalates: Exposure in womb linked to autistic traits in boys


Are plastic containers safe for our food? Experts say it’s hard to know
February 18, 2020 | The Guardian


Repeated-oral dose toxicity of polyethylene microplastics and the possible implications on reproduction and development of the next generation.
January 20, 2020 | BioPortfolio


Prenatal Exposure to Flame Retardants May Affect Brain’s Reading Network in Kids
January 12, 2020 | Psych Central
University Irving Medical Center Prenatal Exposure to Flame Retardants May Affect Brain’s Reading Network in Kids Related...


Study: Bisphenol S can hinder heart function within minutes of exposure
January 09, 2020 | The Medical News
Study: Bisphenol S can hinder heart function within minutes of exposure


European Countries Announce Plan to Phase Out Toxic PFAS Chemicals by 2030
December 19, 2019 | The Intercept
European Countries Announce Plan to Phase Out Toxic PFAS Chemicals by 2030


Why your cosmetics don’t have to be tested for safety
December 16, 2019 | PBS NewsHour
Before you head out the door each morning, you probably use cosmetic products like shampoo, deodorant and toothpaste. But the regulations that guarantee the safety of those products in the United States haven’t been updated since 1938.


How do organisms interact with microplastics that now pervade our rivers and oceans?
December 14, 2019 | University of Birmingham
Microplastics are 'transformed' by rivers and oceans, interacting with organisms and the environment with unknown consequences for human and environmental health.


EFSA: Updated risk assessment of five phthalates
December 11, 2019 | Food Packaging Forum
European Food Safety Authority publishes updated risk assessment for the phthalates DBP, BBP, DEHP, DINP, DIDP; retains developed group and individual tolerable daily intake limits; finds no current public health concern but cautions that values set are temporary due to uncertainties


Request for proposals | Consultancy support for new project: Towards Plastic-Free Healthcare in Europe
December 10, 2019 | Health Care Without Harm
As part of a new project, HCWH Europe is seeking fixed price fee proposals to design and undertake a series of audits on plastic use and waste at eight European hospital sites.


The Price of Recycling Old Laptops: Toxic Fumes in Thailand’s Lungs
December 08, 2019 | The New York Times
The e-waste industry is booming in Southeast Asia, frightening residents worried for their health. Despite a ban on imports, Thailand is a center of the business.


BPA chemical levels in humans drastically underestimated, study finds
December 06, 2019 | The Guardian


We constantly eat microplastics. What does that mean for our health?
December 04, 2019 | New Scientist
Tiny particles of plastic are in our food, water and even the air we breathe. We investigate the impact they have inside our bodies


Tyre crumb toxicology study raises questions about artificial turf
December 03, 2019 | Chemistry World
Artificial turf containing crumb rubber from shredded tyres has become increasingly common on playgrounds and running tracks. Despite anecdotes about ill health caused by these surfaces, there has been relatively little investigation of them.


Health Concerns Mount as More Old Sewer Pipes Are Lined with Plastic
December 03, 2019 | Scientific American
Residents near renovation sites claim noxious emissions from pipe inserts are making them sick


Microplastics in ballast water as an emerging source and vector for harmful chemicals, antibiotics, metals, bacterial pathogens and HAB species: A potential risk to the marine environment and human he
December 01, 2019 | Elsevier
Microplastic pollution in marine waters around the globe is increasing exponentially. This is the first comprehensive review which focuses on microplastics as a source and vector for metals, antibiotics, toxic chemicals, pathogenic bacteria (Vibrio cholerae), and Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB)-forming


‘Flood’ of toxic Chinese toys threatens children’s health
November 28, 2019 | European Environmental Bureau
Phthalates found in children at harmful levels in 13 out of 15 EU countries Brussels, 28 November 2019 – Government officials are facing a ‘flood’ of dangerously contaminated Chinese toys. National officials blocked 248 models of toy (likely tens of millions of units) from sale so far in 2019


New-born babies in intensive care units exposed to health-harming endocrine disruptors BPA and parabens, new study shows
November 27, 2019 | HEAL
New research published today finds that new-borns in intensive care units are in contact with a variety of medical products that contain bisphenol A (BPA) and parabens.


How harmful is microrubber to humans?
November 25, 2019 | Innovation Origins - English
stirred up. © unsplash/Hannes Egler Microrubber vs microplastics The adverse effects of microrubber on humans are...


The Dark Side Of Plastics
November 22, 2019 | Medium
011) Stock V., et al., Uptake and effects of orally ingested polystyrene microplastic particles in vitro and in vivo....


Plastics and the toxic chemistry of a world on fire
November 21, 2019 | Unknown


Western plastics 'poisoning Indonesian food chain'
November 14, 2019 | BBC.com News
The burning of plastic waste in Indonesia, much of which has been sent there by the West, is poisoning the food chain, the BBC has learned.


Study: Cooking with plastic utensils may pose risks to liver and thyroid health
November 13, 2019 | Nutrition Insight
from the World Health Organization (WHO) found that the health risk of microplastics appears to be low. However, the health agent called for


Exposed: How willful blindness keeps BPA on shelves and contaminating our bodies
November 13, 2019 | EHN
EHN.org investigation finds regulatory push to discredit independent evidence of harm while favoring pro-industry science despite significant shortcomings.


Prenatal exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals tied to lower IQ in boys
October 25, 2019 | Healio
Prenatal exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals tied to lower IQ in boys


Microplastics have invaded the food supply
October 23, 2019 | Texas Medical Center News
Microplastics have invaded the food supply


New study warns against likely regrettable substitution of flame retardants used in numerous consumer products
October 23, 2019 | HEAL
Health groups ask for faster regulation


U.N. Expert Committee Recommends Global Elimination of Toxic Chemical Harming Health of Firefighters
October 09, 2019 | Unknown


Websites failing to protect consumers from toxic plastic toys
October 09, 2019 | China Dialogue
Report claims China’s massive e-commerce sites are boosting sales of unsafe products and failing to uphold safety standards


Toxic PFAS Chemicals Found in Artificial Turf
October 08, 2019 | The Intercept
a different news outlet if The Intercept hadn’t done it? Consider what the world of media would look like without The Intercept. Who would


Your Cup Of Tea Might Contain Billions And Billions Of Microplastics
September 26, 2019 | IFL Science
“To date, the health effects of consuming micro- and nanoplastics to humans are still unknown, while the sublethal effects observed in the


Polystyrene microplastics cause tissue damages, sex-specific reproductive disruption and transgenerational effects in marine medaka (Oryzias melastigma)
September 20, 2019 | Unknown


New study on widely used plastic products confirms toxicity of chemical content– Health groups call on new European Commission to make addressing chemical pollution a priority
September 19, 2019 | HEAL
The most comprehensive scientific study on the toxicity of chemicals present in plastic products to date, “Benchmarking the in Vitro Toxicity and Chemical Composition of Plastic Consumer Products”, was released today in Environmental Science and Technology


Air pollution particles found on foetal side of placentas – study
September 19, 2019 | The Guardian
Research finds black carbon breathed by mothers can cross into unborn children


Alarming level of plastic in children's bodies, German study shows
September 14, 2019 | DW.com
Alarming level of plastic in children's bodies, German study shows


Today’s Special: Grilled Salmon Laced With Plastic
September 12, 2019 | Mother Jones
We used to think microplastics stayed in a fish’s guts. Chilling new research suggests the tiny particles migrate into its flesh.


Op-Ed: Kraft-Heinz rejects petition to remove phthalates from their products
September 12, 2019 | EHN
Kraft-Heinz rejected a petition with concerns about product safety, showing what they think about their consumer's concerns


Landmark probe into microplastics found in food and drink to be funded by watchdogs after Mail campaign on microbeads
September 07, 2019 | Daily Mail Online
A landmark study into whether microplastics found in food and drink carry bacteria that threaten human health is to be funded by watchdogs.


Marine plastic pollution hides a neurological toxin in our food
September 06, 2019 | Phys.org
In the mid-1950s, domesticated cats in Minamata, Japan mysteriously began to convulse and fall into the bay. The people of Minamata took on similar symptoms shortly after, losing their ability to speak, move, and think. Chisso Corp., a Japanese chemical company, had dumped more than 600 tons of


Michigan gets $4M to learn how much PFAS is in your blood
September 04, 2019 | MLive.com
Michigan is surrounded by water. It has an industrial heritage. And its documented PFAS contamination is related to both. Yet measuring chemical risks leaves a major question unanswered: How much PFAS is in the blood of the average Michigan resident? A $4 million federal grant will let the Michigan


An Expert Debunks The Most Common Myths About Microplastics
August 31, 2019 | MindBodyGreen
An Expert Debunks The Most Common Myths About Microplastics


Plant-based fire retardants may offer a less toxic way to tame flames
August 29, 2019 | Science News
Scientists have converted acids found in tea leaves and buckwheat into fire-resistant chemicals


Op-ed: Calling on Kraft-Heinz to find and remove dangerous phthalates
August 28, 2019 | EHN
It's time for Kraft to set an example by getting hormone altering chemicals—linked to multiple health impacts—out of their products


Your coffee maker might be making you sick, thanks to BPA
August 27, 2019 | Food News
08/26/2019 / By Edsel Cook People are now refraining from using plastic that contains bisphenol A (BPA). However, they may still get exposed to the toxic substance by drinking it from a coffee maker with BPA-laced plastic parts . BPA is an industrial chemical found in plastic products like


Take It In: Plastic finds its way into our bodies
August 26, 2019 | The Triton
say, is the effect of chronic exposure and the accumulative effects of more and more microplastics in our bodies. The cure? Stop plastic


NY seeks to be first state requiring ingredient labeling on menstrual products
August 15, 2019 | EHN
Months after an EHN report on toxics in menstrual pads and diapers, New York lawmakers pass bill pushing for ingredient disclosure


Tiny pieces of plastic found in Arctic snow
August 15, 2019 | National Geographic
research is needed to fully understand health effects,” says Rochmann. The health impacts of inhaled microplastics are even less known,


How to Eat Less Plastic
August 14, 2019 | Consumer Reports
Your food and water are contaminated with plastic. Here's why it's in the food system and how it could affect your health.


Industry Cites 3M Experiment That Exposed Cancer Patients to PFAS to Claim the Chemicals Aren’t So Bad
August 12, 2019 | The Intercept
Defenders of the chemicals known as PFAS have seized upon an industry-funded study of cancer patients as evidence that the compounds used to make Teflon, firefighting foam, and many other products aren’t as dangerous as they seem. The study, which was funded by the Minnesota-based global


Young & Restless: BPA, Circadian Rhythms, and Hyperactivity
August 07, 2019 | Endocrine Disruptors