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Phthalate Di-butyl phthalate

7. Is further research needed?

    The source document for this Digest states:

    RESULTS

    ENVIRONMENT

    Conclusion (i) There is need for further information and/or testing. This conclusion is reached because:

    • there is a need for better information to adequately characterise the risks to plants exposed via the atmosphere (the airborne toxicity to plants).

    The information requirement is a long-term plant toxicity test.

    Conclusion (ii) There is at present no need for further information or testing or risk reduction measures beyond those which are being applied already.

    This conclusion applies to effects on the aquatic compartment (including sediment), soil and secondary poisoning.

    HUMAN HEALTH

    Human health (toxicity)

    Workers

    Conclusion (iii) There is a need for limiting the risks; risk reduction measures which are already being applied shall be taken into account.

    This conclusion is reached because of:

    • concerns for general systemic toxicity as a consequence of repeated dermal exposure arising from aerosol forming activities.
    • concerns for adverse local effects in the respiratory tract as a consequence of repeated inhalation exposure in all occupational exposure scenarios.

    It is possible that in some industrial premises adequate worker protection measures are already being applied.

    Consumers

    Conclusion (ii) There is at present no need for further information or testing or risk reduction measures beyond those which are being applied already.

    Humans exposed via the environment

    Conclusion (ii) There is at present no need for further information or testing or risk reduction measures beyond those which are being applied already.

    Human health (risks from physico-chemical properties)

    Conclusion (ii) There is at present no need for further information or testing or risk reduction measures beyond those which are being applied already.

    Source & ©:  "2003 Risk Assessment Report (RAR 003) on Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), Summary of the Report, Chapter 5: Results

    For more information, see the full ECB Risk Assessment Report:
     Chapter 5: Results

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