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Phthalates Report Prompts Federal Scrutiny of Air Fresheners

9:34 AM MDT | October 3, 2007 | Kara Sissell

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC; Washington) says its testing of 14 popular air fresheners shows that more than 80% contain phthalates, and it has asked EPA and the federal Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC; Washington) to regulate the products. NRDC says in a report issued late last month that 12 of the 14 products tested contain phthalates, including those that are sold as “natural” or “unscented,” and that none list phthalates on product labels. Airing concerns: Groups press EPA to regulate household fresheners. The...

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