Nord: CPSC US Flawed Data for Proposed Phthalates Rule

news_views_icon“Phthalates NPR: Flawed Theory Supported by Flawed Data,” by Nancy Nord.nancy_nord
On March 16, 2015, the comment period will close for the CPSC’s proposed rule banning specified concentrations of phthalates in children’s toys and child care articles. While those who make and use phthalates are well aware of this proceeding, it has much broader implications for the entire regulated community. The proposed rule is flawed not only in terms of substance but also of process. The manner in which it used a cumulative risk assessment to justify banning products that contribute little, if any, exposure to phthalates has broad and troubling implications that extend well beyond this proceeding. Read more.

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