07 May 2012 12:55 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS)--The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has concluded that no further risk-cutting measures are needed to reduce the exposure of children to phthalates di-isononyl phthalate (DINP) and di-isodecyl phthalate (DIDP), it said on Monday.
The ECHA reviewed scientific evidence on the risks posed by products containing DINP and DIDP at the request of the European Commission.
Based on an existing restriction, these phthalates cannot be used in toys and childcare products which can be placed in the mouth by children.
"In its draft report, ECHA concludes that the existing restriction is justified and that no further risk reduction measures are needed to reduce the exposure of children to DINP and DIDP," it said.
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