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Impacts of food contact chemicals on human health: a consensus statement

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Muncke, J, Andersson, A-M, Backhaus, T, Boucher, JM, Carney Almroth, B, Castillo Castillo, A, Chevrier, J, Demeneix, BA, Emmanuel, JA, Fini, J-B, Gee, D, Geueke, B, Groh, K, Heindel, JJ, Houlihan, J, Kassotis, CD, Kwiatkowski, CF, Lefferts, LY, Maffini, MV, Martin, OV, Myers, JP, Nadal, A, Nerin, C, Pelch, KE, Fernández, SR, Sargis, RM, Soto, AM, Trasande, L, Vandenberg, LN, Wagner, M, Wu, C, Zoeller, RT & Scheringer, M 2020, 'Impacts of food contact chemicals on human health: a consensus statement' Environmental Health: A Global Access Science Source, bind 19, nr. 1, s. 25. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12940-020-0572-5

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Muncke, J., Andersson, A-M., Backhaus, T., Boucher, J. M., Carney Almroth, B., Castillo Castillo, A., ... Scheringer, M. (2020). Impacts of food contact chemicals on human health: a consensus statement. Environmental Health: A Global Access Science Source, 19(1), 25. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12940-020-0572-5

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Muncke J, Andersson A-M, Backhaus T, Boucher JM, Carney Almroth B, Castillo Castillo A, Chevrier J, Demeneix BA, Emmanuel JA, Fini J-B, Gee D, Geueke B, Groh K, Heindel JJ, Houlihan J, Kassotis CD, Kwiatkowski CF, Lefferts LY, Maffini MV, Martin OV, Myers JP, Nadal A, Nerin C, Pelch KE, Fernández SR, Sargis RM, Soto AM, Trasande L, Vandenberg LN, Wagner M, Wu C, Zoeller RT, Scheringer M. 2020. Impacts of food contact chemicals on human health: a consensus statement. Environmental Health: A Global Access Science Source. 19(1):25. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12940-020-0572-5

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Muncke, Jane ; Andersson, Anna-Maria ; Backhaus, Thomas ; Boucher, Justin M ; Carney Almroth, Bethanie ; Castillo Castillo, Arturo ; Chevrier, Jonathan ; Demeneix, Barbara A ; Emmanuel, Jorge A ; Fini, Jean-Baptiste ; Gee, David ; Geueke, Birgit ; Groh, Ksenia ; Heindel, Jerrold J ; Houlihan, Jane ; Kassotis, Christopher D ; Kwiatkowski, Carol F ; Lefferts, Lisa Y ; Maffini, Maricel V ; Martin, Olwenn V ; Myers, John Peterson ; Nadal, Angel ; Nerin, Cristina ; Pelch, Katherine E ; Fernández, Seth Rojello ; Sargis, Robert M ; Soto, Ana M ; Trasande, Leonardo ; Vandenberg, Laura N ; Wagner, Martin ; Wu, Changqing ; Zoeller, R Thomas ; Scheringer, Martin. / Impacts of food contact chemicals on human health : a consensus statement. I: Environmental Health: A Global Access Science Source. 2020 ; Bind 19, Nr. 1. s. 25.

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abstract = "Food packaging is of high societal value because it conserves and protects food, makes food transportable and conveys information to consumers. It is also relevant for marketing, which is of economic significance. Other types of food contact articles, such as storage containers, processing equipment and filling lines, are also important for food production and food supply. Food contact articles are made up of one or multiple different food contact materials and consist of food contact chemicals. However, food contact chemicals transfer from all types of food contact materials and articles into food and, consequently, are taken up by humans. Here we highlight topics of concern based on scientific findings showing that food contact materials and articles are a relevant exposure pathway for known hazardous substances as well as for a plethora of toxicologically uncharacterized chemicals, both intentionally and non-intentionally added. We describe areas of certainty, like the fact that chemicals migrate from food contact articles into food, and uncertainty, for example unidentified chemicals migrating into food. Current safety assessment of food contact chemicals is ineffective at protecting human health. In addition, society is striving for waste reduction with a focus on food packaging. As a result, solutions are being developed toward reuse, recycling or alternative (non-plastic) materials. However, the critical aspect of chemical safety is often ignored. Developing solutions for improving the safety of food contact chemicals and for tackling the circular economy must include current scientific knowledge. This cannot be done in isolation but must include all relevant experts and stakeholders. Therefore, we provide an overview of areas of concern and related activities that will improve the safety of food contact articles and support a circular economy. Our aim is to initiate a broader discussion involving scientists with relevant expertise but not currently working on food contact materials, and decision makers and influencers addressing single-use food packaging due to environmental concerns. Ultimately, we aim to support science-based decision making in the interest of improving public health. Notably, reducing exposure to hazardous food contact chemicals contributes to the prevention of associated chronic diseases in the human population.",
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T2 - a consensus statement

AU - Muncke, Jane

AU - Andersson, Anna-Maria

AU - Backhaus, Thomas

AU - Boucher, Justin M

AU - Carney Almroth, Bethanie

AU - Castillo Castillo, Arturo

AU - Chevrier, Jonathan

AU - Demeneix, Barbara A

AU - Emmanuel, Jorge A

AU - Fini, Jean-Baptiste

AU - Gee, David

AU - Geueke, Birgit

AU - Groh, Ksenia

AU - Heindel, Jerrold J

AU - Houlihan, Jane

AU - Kassotis, Christopher D

AU - Kwiatkowski, Carol F

AU - Lefferts, Lisa Y

AU - Maffini, Maricel V

AU - Martin, Olwenn V

AU - Myers, John Peterson

AU - Nadal, Angel

AU - Nerin, Cristina

AU - Pelch, Katherine E

AU - Fernández, Seth Rojello

AU - Sargis, Robert M

AU - Soto, Ana M

AU - Trasande, Leonardo

AU - Vandenberg, Laura N

AU - Wagner, Martin

AU - Wu, Changqing

AU - Zoeller, R Thomas

AU - Scheringer, Martin

PY - 2020/3/3

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N2 - Food packaging is of high societal value because it conserves and protects food, makes food transportable and conveys information to consumers. It is also relevant for marketing, which is of economic significance. Other types of food contact articles, such as storage containers, processing equipment and filling lines, are also important for food production and food supply. Food contact articles are made up of one or multiple different food contact materials and consist of food contact chemicals. However, food contact chemicals transfer from all types of food contact materials and articles into food and, consequently, are taken up by humans. Here we highlight topics of concern based on scientific findings showing that food contact materials and articles are a relevant exposure pathway for known hazardous substances as well as for a plethora of toxicologically uncharacterized chemicals, both intentionally and non-intentionally added. We describe areas of certainty, like the fact that chemicals migrate from food contact articles into food, and uncertainty, for example unidentified chemicals migrating into food. Current safety assessment of food contact chemicals is ineffective at protecting human health. In addition, society is striving for waste reduction with a focus on food packaging. As a result, solutions are being developed toward reuse, recycling or alternative (non-plastic) materials. However, the critical aspect of chemical safety is often ignored. Developing solutions for improving the safety of food contact chemicals and for tackling the circular economy must include current scientific knowledge. This cannot be done in isolation but must include all relevant experts and stakeholders. Therefore, we provide an overview of areas of concern and related activities that will improve the safety of food contact articles and support a circular economy. Our aim is to initiate a broader discussion involving scientists with relevant expertise but not currently working on food contact materials, and decision makers and influencers addressing single-use food packaging due to environmental concerns. Ultimately, we aim to support science-based decision making in the interest of improving public health. Notably, reducing exposure to hazardous food contact chemicals contributes to the prevention of associated chronic diseases in the human population.

AB - Food packaging is of high societal value because it conserves and protects food, makes food transportable and conveys information to consumers. It is also relevant for marketing, which is of economic significance. Other types of food contact articles, such as storage containers, processing equipment and filling lines, are also important for food production and food supply. Food contact articles are made up of one or multiple different food contact materials and consist of food contact chemicals. However, food contact chemicals transfer from all types of food contact materials and articles into food and, consequently, are taken up by humans. Here we highlight topics of concern based on scientific findings showing that food contact materials and articles are a relevant exposure pathway for known hazardous substances as well as for a plethora of toxicologically uncharacterized chemicals, both intentionally and non-intentionally added. We describe areas of certainty, like the fact that chemicals migrate from food contact articles into food, and uncertainty, for example unidentified chemicals migrating into food. Current safety assessment of food contact chemicals is ineffective at protecting human health. In addition, society is striving for waste reduction with a focus on food packaging. As a result, solutions are being developed toward reuse, recycling or alternative (non-plastic) materials. However, the critical aspect of chemical safety is often ignored. Developing solutions for improving the safety of food contact chemicals and for tackling the circular economy must include current scientific knowledge. This cannot be done in isolation but must include all relevant experts and stakeholders. Therefore, we provide an overview of areas of concern and related activities that will improve the safety of food contact articles and support a circular economy. Our aim is to initiate a broader discussion involving scientists with relevant expertise but not currently working on food contact materials, and decision makers and influencers addressing single-use food packaging due to environmental concerns. Ultimately, we aim to support science-based decision making in the interest of improving public health. Notably, reducing exposure to hazardous food contact chemicals contributes to the prevention of associated chronic diseases in the human population.

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DO - 10.1186/s12940-020-0572-5

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JO - Environmental Health: A Global Access Science Source

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