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Phthalate Links

  1. Factual links

    Some of the websites providing factual information on Phthalate :

    • 1.1 Institutions addressing phthalates in general
    • 1.2 Institutions addressing phthalates and health risks to children
  2. Other Views
    • 2.1 Sites suggesting that Phthalates pose more risks
    • 2.2 Sites suggesting that Phthalates pose less risks
 

1. Factual links

1.1 Institutions addressing phthalates in general
1.2 Institutions addressing phthalates and health risks to children
  • The European ban of the use of six phthalates in soft PVC toys and childcare articles by a Commission decision in 1999 followed by a directive in 2005. More information at:
    http://ec.europa.eu/scadplus/leg/ 
  • Upon request by Directorate General Enterprise of the European Commission a report on "The Availability of Substitutes for Soft PVC Containing Phthalates in Certain Toys and Childcare Articles" was prepared by RPA Ltd. in association with the Research Institute for Toxicology (Utrecht University). The report is available at:  www.rpaltd.co.uk/documents/phthalates_000.pdf
  • Opinions of the E.U. Scientific Committee on Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment:
    • 1998 opinion on "Phthalate migration from soft PVC toys and child-care articles", available at:  out12_en.pdf
    • 2001 opinionon the RPA report on "The Availability of Substitutes for Soft PVC Containing Phthalates in Certain Toys and Childcare Articles", available at: sct_out92_en.htm 
  • The Canadian government has taken actions to increase the safety of consumers, especially children with regard to the presence of phthalates. More information at: www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca/ 
 

2. Other Views

Links in this section have been selected as examples of other views on DINP-DIDP. This list of links is only a sample and it is not suggested that it is complete nor that it is fully representative of all the existing views. GreenFacts asbl takes no position concerning the views expressed in these linked documents.

2.1 Sites suggesting that Phthalates pose more risks
2.2 Sites suggesting that Phthalates pose less risks
  • The Phthalate Information Center website compiled by the Phthalate Esters Panel of the American Chemistry Council offers the view on phthalates of major manufacturers of phthalates and users of phthalates: www.phthalates.org 
  • The Reason Public Policy Institute website proposes an article entitled "Phthalates and Human Health: Demystifying the Risks of Plastic-Softening Chemicals": www.rppi.org/peg2.html 
  • The European Council for Plasticisers and Intermediates (ECPI) publishes a site on PVC toys:
    www.pvc-toys.com 

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