At its March 2014 meeting, COT’s discussions included:

  • the potential health risks of tetrabromobisphenol A in the infant diet (TOX/2014/09)
  • the possible effects of increased potassium intakes in vulnerable groups as a consequence of ingesting potassium-based salt replacers (TOX/2014/11)
  • the effects of soy phytoestrogens on testosterone production in male patients with borderline or subclinical hypogonadism  (TOX/2014/13; discussing the results of a double-blind placebo-controlled trial)
  • the effects of soy phytoestrogens on markers of bone turnover in females in the early menopause (TOX/2014/14; again, discussing the results of a double-blind placebo-controlled trial)

UK Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment. COT Agenda and Papers: 18 March 2014.

Available via http://cot.food.gov.uk/cotmtgs/cotmeets/cotmeets2014/cotmtg18314/cotagpap18314

The above items were taken from the April 2014 issue of Toxicology and Regulatory News which is sent automatically to members of bibra (click here)

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