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WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 27, 2012) – The American Chemistry Council (ACC) issued the following statement in response to the Australian government’s Department of Health and Ageing final report on diisononyl phthalate (DINP).
“The release of this report from the Australian government further supports the large body of scientific evidence on the safe use of DINP,” said Eileen Conneely, manager of the High Phthalates Panel of ACC. “This review found that ‘[c]urrent risk estimates do not indicate a health concern from exposure of children to DINP in toys and child care articles even at the highest (reasonable worst case) exposure scenario considered.’ This significant scientific assessment should be taken into account as the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission moves forward with its review of DINP.”
DINP is an important component in many commercial and industrial products and can provide performance benefits in toys because of its unique properties that ensure durability, flexibility and versatility. Besides this particular Australian review, DINP has been thoroughly studied and reviewed by a number of government scientific agencies and regulatory bodies in the United States and Europe. Those agencies include the National Toxicology Program’s Center for the Evaluation of Risks to Human Reproduction, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the European Chemicals Bureau and the European Chemicals Agency’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) program.
View the final assessment report.