Phthalate Di-butyl phthalate
7. Is further research needed?
Further testing to adequately characterise the
DBP in air to plants
concluded that there is further need for
risk reduction beyond those
which are currently applied. Therefore,
atmosphere releases of DBP
by production sites should
be reduced in order to protect plants.
For effects on the aquatic compartment (including sediment),
soil and the food chain, there is at present no need for further
information or testing or
risk reduction measures
beyond those which are being applied already.
For workers, due to concerns about the effects of repeated
dermal exposure from
activities” and concerns for adverse local effects in the
respiratory tract as a consequence of repeated
inhalation exposure in all
workplace exposure scenarios, there is a need for limiting the
risks. It is possible that in some industrial premises adequate
worker protection measures are already being applied.
For consumers, the end products containing
DBP and the sources of
exposure are unlikely to pose a
risk for consumers (adults,
infants and new-borns) following
inhalation, skin contact and
ingestion. The indirect exposure via the environment is unlikely
to pose a risk to humans following the main route of exposure,
the oral route.
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