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President Bush Signs Bill Banning Phthalates

10:01 AM MDT | August 15, 2008 | Kara Sissell

President Bush has signed into law legislation that will ban  six phthalates in products intended for children under the age of 12. The phthalate restrictions are part of a broader bill to strengthen the federal Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC; Washington), which has been criticized in the past several years for failing to protect children from hazardous substances in toys and other products. The new law is in part a response to a series of toy safety problems that arose when many popular children’s products imported from China were found to...

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