A cocktail of chemical pollutants measured in people’s bodies has been linked to falling semen quality by new research. Chemicals such as bisphenols and dioxins are thought to interfere with hormones and damage sperm quality, and the study found combinations of these compounds are present at “astonishing” levels, up to 100 times those considered safe. … The Guardian: Cocktail of chemical pollutants linked to falling sperm quality in research
A recent study led by the Food Packaging Forum has identified a list of 388 chemicals of concern used in food contact materials, some of which are carcinogenic or build up in the environment, which it says must a priority for phasing out as part of the EU’s Chemical Strategy …
Plastic food packaging and containers can contain hundreds of chemicals that cause cancer, infertility and gene mutations, according to new research. The wrappings had 388 individual “substances of concern,” including 352 known to be carcinogenic, mutagenic and toxic to reproduction, which are dubbed CMRs. A further 22 were hormone- or endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) and 32 … Newsweek: Plastic Food Packaging Can Contain Hundreds of Chemicals That Cause Cancer, Infertility: Study
Sperm quality is declining, and one of the culprits – you guessed it – is toxic chemicals. But it’s not enough to look at the effects caused by individual substances. A new study shows that the broad mixtures of chemicals, which most humans are exposed to on a regular basis, pose a much greater threat … ChemSec: What’s your poison? For sperm – it’s chemical cocktails
With single-use plastic tableware soon being banned in the EU, manufacturers and consumers are turning to alternative materials. But a new test study found chemicals of concern in popular non-plastic disposable products, many of which are marketed with unsubstantiated and misleading claims of being green, natural and “100% biodegradable”.
A recent study published in Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition has examined thousands of chemicals that are present in food packaging, for which the effects on human health have not been thoroughly studied. Food contact materials (FCMs), such as food packaging, can leach hazardous chemicals into the food they touch, posing a health risk to consumers. The … Food Safety: Unstudied Chemicals Found in Food Packaging, Toxicity Questioned
Under pressure from consumer organisation foodwatch, the European Commission has established limits for the presence of MOAH in food products.
Scientists have identified more than 3,000 potentially harmful chemicals that can be found in food packaging and other food-related materials, two-thirds of which were not previously known to be in contact with food. An international group of scientists analyzed more than 1,200 scientific studies where chemicals had been measured in food packaging, processing equipment, tableware … The Guardian: More than 3,000 potentially harmful chemicals found in food packaging
Health care practitioners and regulators need to address the chemicals in everyday products that are in part spurring the obesity crisis.