‘The trouble with plastics’

Special issue of peer-reviewed journal Birth Defects Research presents a collection of articles on plastics’ effects on human health, with a particular focus on early development

Immunotoxicity testing for FCM assessment

FDA scientists review currently available tools, discuss how they might be used for developmental immunotoxicity assessment of food contact materials

Health effects of PFAS exposure

Epidemiologists examine possible associations between PFAS exposure and metabolic diseases, cardiovascular diseases, fetal and child development

Phthalates linked to language delays

Prenatal exposure to phthalates linked to language development delays in children, according to prospective epidemiological study of mother and child cohorts in Sweden and U.S.

DEHP and neurodevelopment

Systematic review of di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate finds DEHP exposure affects intelligence quotient, psychomotor development

OECD guideline on development toxicity updated

OECD adds endpoints to prenatal development toxicity testing guideline to better detect effects of endocrine disruptors

Chemical exposures during pregnancy

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

BfR: No link between BPA and dental defects in children

German risk assessment institute considers direct link between occurrence of molar incisor hypomineralization and exposure to bisphenol A in children unlikely

Effects of fetal and developmental exposures

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

DEHP and male reproductive health

New research finds reproductive abnormalities in male mice prenatally exposed to DEHP and their succeeding generations; 3rd generation effects most pronounced at lowest exposure dose