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Listing DINP on Prop 65 is unwarranted and defies the state of the current science

WASHINGTON (June 2, 2015) - The  High Phthalates Panel of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) released the following statement in regard to ACC's lawsuit challenging the listing of diisononyl phthalate (DINP) as a chemical known to cause cancer pursuant to the California's Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, also known as Proposition 65 .
"California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment's (OEHHA) decision to list DINP as a known human carcinogen under Prop 65 is unwarranted and defies the state of the current science. The listing decision has resulted in warnings that do not reflect the science relating to the hazards and risks to people of exposures to DINP.

"DINP is one of the most thoroughly studied compounds in the world. DINP has been reviewed by numerous international scientific panels over decades and the conclusions are essentially the same each time: DINP, as currently used in commercial and consumer products, does not pose a risk to human health at typical exposure levels. This conclusion was confirmed most recently by the European Commission (January 2014) following a four-year in-depth evaluation by the European Chemical Agency (ECHA), which did not conclude that DINP is a human carcinogen.
"In March 2015, the California Superior Court denied the relief sought by ACC. We filed an appeal of this decision on May 5, 2015."


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