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Canada Proposes Expanding Phthalates Ban

8:59 AM MDT | June 25, 2009 | Kara Sissell

Canada’s environmental regulatory body Health Canada (Ottawa) has proposed banning phthalates in toys and other childcare articles. Canada already has a ban in place prohibiting phthalates in articles intended to be mouthed by young children, but the recent proposal would extend that restriction to articles such as soft rubber toys and vinyl bibs. “Since 1998, phthalates have not been used in soft vinyl pacifiers, teethers, rattles, baby bottle nipples and other products intended to be mouthed by young children in Canada,” Health Canada says...

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