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ECHA says no justification for reexamination of restriction on DINP, DIDP plasticizers

5:40 AM MDT | August 30, 2013 | Michael Ravenscroft

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has published its final review of the risk assessment of diisononyl phthalate (DINP) and diiosodecyl phthalate (DIDP). The substances are used as plasticizers, mainly for polyvinyl chloride (PVC), in a variety of applications. ECHA concludes that a risk from exposure to DINP and DIDP arising from children placing toys or child-care articles in the mouth cannot be excluded, were the existing restriction to be lifted. No further risks were identified, says ECHA. The agency concludes that there is no evidence that would...

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