Rodent Tests Don’t Justify Proposition 65 Listing

acshlogo“DINP’s Placement on Prop 65 List is not Warranted,” By American Council on Science and Health.mouse_thumb
Diisononyl Phthalate (DINP) was added to California’s ever-growing Proposition 65 list of “known carcinogens” late last year. However, Elissa Sterry, VP for ExxonMobil’s Intermediates Global Business, told the Consumer Products Safety Commission that the rodent studies upon which this decision was based were essentially meaningless. She says, “the relevant mechanisms of cancer development are not the same in rodents and humans and, indeed, that the firm has data from primate studies that suggest lack of a cancer link.” Read more.

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