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WASHINGTON (April 13, 2016) - In response to a report published today in Environmental Health Perspectives, "Recent Fast Food Consumption and Bisphenol A and Phthalates Exposures Among the US Population in NHANES, 2003 - 2010," the  American Chemistry Council (ACC) released the following statement:

"Phthalates have been reviewed and studied by numerous government scientific agencies and regulatory bodies world-wide. Their conclusions have been essentially the same each time: that the phthalates in commerce today do not pose a risk to human health at real-life exposure levels.

"The authors acknowledge that a limitation of the study is that they cannot establish a link between any phthalate exposure and fast food consumption. No phthalates were actually measured or confirmed to be present in any foods. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention over the last 10 years, the same data on which this study is based, demonstrate that exposure to phthalates from any source is extremely low, including any contribution from fast foods, and significantly lower than acceptable levels as set by regulatory agencies."

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