ACSH Comments to CPSC on Phthalates

acshlogo“ACSH submission to CPSC re: Chronic Hazard Advisory Panel (CHAP) report on DINP” By American Council on Science and Health.boy_baby_toys1_150
Dear Chairman Kay: The American Council on Science and Health (ACSH) wishes to express our deep disappointment in the conclusions of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) regarding the plasticizer chemical, diisononylphthalate (DINP). ACSH and our Scientific Advisory Panel, numbering 360+ experts and academicians, are concerned about the validity of the data used to develop the Chronic Hazard Advisory Panel (CHAP) report and the resulting proposed “Prohibition of Children’s Toys and Child Care Articles Containing Specified Phthalates,” published in the Federal Register on December 30, 2014. We are troubled by the lack of transparency of the methods used to assess risk, and we believe that the egregious avoidance of including the latest published data on DINP exposure-outcome-risk while including irrelevant data has fatally flawed the discussion in its entirety, making the decision one that is not in the interests of America’s public health, nor certainly in the interests of businesses associated with DINP commerce.  Read more.

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