In this newsletter we summarize all the recent news about hormone disrupting chemicals like BPA, phthalates, PFAS, and microplastics.
Scientists found micro-plastics in the blood of people for the first time.
Background: This news is disturbing, but not really a surprise. Scientists have found micro-plastics in the placenta and in babies digestive system before. Micro-plastics are in all of us. Scientists are still trying to figure out the full health impact of that, but it's almost certainly not good.
Microplastics found in human blood for first time
The discovery shows the particles can travel around the body and may lodge in organs.
Source: the Guardian
Discovery and quantification of plastic particle pollution in human blood
The scientific study itself.
Source: the journal Environment International
Microplastics found in human blood
Scientists find microplastics in blood for first time
Scientists have discovered microplastics in human blood for the first time, warning that the ubiquitous particles could also be making their way into organs.
Consumer Reports found toxic PFAS in Fast Food Wrappers
Background: Scientists have found toxic chemicals like phthalates and PFAS in fast food many times, but publication from a prominent source like Consumer Reports got people talking.
Dangerous PFAS Chemicals Are in Your Food Packaging
Consumer Reports found 'forever chemicals' in bowls, bags, plates, and wrappers, even from some companies that say they've phased them out.
Source: Consumer Reports
Potentially toxic chemicals found in restaurant to-go packages: report
Potentially harmful forever chemicals were apparently discovered in commonly used restaurant packaging materials.
Source: Fox News
Dangerous chemicals found in food wrappers at major fast-food restaurants and grocery chains, report says
The highest levels of indicators for PFAS were found in food packaging from Nathan's Famous, Cava, Arby's, Burger King, Chick-fil-A, Stop & Shop and Sweetgreen, according to an investigation released Thursday by Consumer Reports.
Major restaurant chains commit to eliminating 'forever chemicals'
Several restaurant brands react after Consumer Reports finds dangerous chemicals linked to serious health problems widespread in fast food packaging.
Source: the Washington Post
BPA linked to asthma in school-age girls.
BPA linked to asthma in school-age girls, study finds
Exposure in the womb to bisphenol A, commonly known as BPA, may increase the risk of asthma among school-age girls, according to a new study of over 3,000 pairs of mothers and children from six European countries.
Higher exposure to bisphenol A in the womb associated with increased risk for asthma and wheezing in school-age girls
A scientific press release for the study.
In utero exposure to bisphenols and asthma, wheeze, and lung function in school-age children: a prospective meta-analysis of 8 European birth cohorts
The scientific study itself.
Source: Environment International
BPA exposure in the womb may increase risk for asthma, wheezing in girls
In utero exposure to bisphenol A appeared associated with greater odds of asthma and wheeze among school-age girls, according to a study published in Environment International.