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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.
The European Council for Plasticisers and Intermediates (ECPI) commissioned PE International to conduct an LCA study with the goal to setup a PlasticsEurope Eco-profile and Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) of the plasticiser Di-isononyl phthalate (DINP). A critical review of the study was performed by Denkstatt GmbH.
Brussels, 18 February - Effective 20 December 2013, the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (Cal. OEHHA) added DINP to the list of chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer.
Contrary to the listing in the US, the official EU Risk assessment, where the full toxicological data have been evaluated, concluded that the data do not warrant a cancer classification as the results identified in the rodent (rats and mice) studies with DINP are not relevant to humans.