- Media & Publications
Brussels, 11 September - In recent days, media outlets have reported about a study, conducted by the University on Peking, linking a higher exposure to some phthalates to a potential increased risk of miscarriages in women. Despite the study focusing on just three very specific substances, claiming association but not causation for DEP, DIBP and DBP, many of these reports have also inaccurately linked all phthalates to a number of health concerns. Contrary to the statements of the authors of the study DEP has not shown reproductive effects in animal studies and therefore the reported result is inconsistent with animal data.
From 5-7 April 2016, the European Council for Plasticisers and Intermediates (ECPI) will sponsor two thematic sessions at the PVC Formulation Conference which will take place in Cologne, Germany. The goal is to get in-depth insights into the world of plasticisers and flexible PVC applications. This will be a great occasion to meet representatives from the whole PVC value chain.
Brussels, 8 May – The French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES) has recently confirmed that, based on the available data, diethylhexyl-terephthalate (CAS number 6422-86-2) - commonly known as DEHTP or DEHT or DOTP - presents no danger or risk for health and the environment. This toxicological analysis has been performed under the REACH PACT- RMOA (Risk Management Options Analysis – Public Activities Communication Tool) in the context of the French Strategy for Endocrine Disruptors (SNPE). ANSES’s conclusion is that DEHTP does not require any specific risk management measure under the REACH PACT-RMOA.
Cannes, 30 April – On 30 April, the European Council for Plasticisers and Intermediates (ECPI) has attended the Vinyl Sustainability Forum, the leading event of the vinyl value chain. Over a hundred participants from all over the world have gathered in Cannes to discuss the theme “More Vinyl, Less Carbon”. Speakers from the UNIDO, the UNEP, the European Commission and national governmental bodies as well as industry representatives, NGOs and other key stakeholders exchanged their views on how the PVC value chain is helping combat climate change by improving energy and resource efficiency and helping reduce greenhouse gasses (ghg) emissions.
Brussels 20, April 2015 - The French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety has recently concluded a toxicological evaluation of DINCH (1,2-cyclohexanedicarboxylic adic, diisononyl ester, CAS No. 166412-78-8) in the context of the national strategy on endocrine disrupting chemicals (SNPE) and under the REACH PACT- RMOA (Public Activities Communication Tool - Risk Management Options Analysis). According to ANSES, DINCH - one of the plasticisers used as a replacement to classified phthalates - does not require any specific risk management measure under the REACH PACT- RMOA.