On 7 May 2012 the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced the launch of a public consultation on the ECHA draft report on the Toy Restrictions Re-evaluation of DINP and DIDP. This re-evaluation of the restrictions on non-classified high phthalates in toys and childcare articles which can be placed in the mouth is required by entry 52 of Annex XVII of REACH, which incorporated the original restrictions in Directive 2005/84/EC.]]>
In public and media debates, scientific rigor and factual accuracy is essential to avoid making unjustified, generic claims when referring to the effects of any substance, and in order to ensure consumer safety is based on precise information.]]>
The European Council for Plasticisers and Intermediates (ECPI) is committed to the safety and sustainability of plasticisers, human health being of paramount importance for the European plasticisers producers. For this reason, ECPI experts wish to address the misconceptions related to the conclusions of a study presented in the recent publication by Bornehag (2014)[i] on pre-natal phthalate exposure and anogenital distance in Swedish boys and broadly alarmingly reported by several European media.