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19 September 2014

Flexible PVC used for flooring and other household items contributes to a healthy and hygienic indoor environment – no good evidence that phthalates contribute to the causation of asthma

Some European media have reported about the findings of a study by Whyatt et. al, available online in Environmental Health Perspectives. It shows an association between childhood asthma and pre-natal......

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19 September 2014

ECPI welcomes ECHA’s opinion proposing Authorisation to three companies to supply DEHP for the continued use in PVC applications, and one company to supply DBP for continued use in specific applications

Brussels 19 September 2014: ECHA's Committees for Risk Assessment (RAC) and Socio-economic Analysis (SEAC) have issued draft opinions expressing their support to authorise the continued use of DEHP in......

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25 August 2014

Loom bands and loom band charms – children’s safety is paramount

ECPI is committed to the safety and sustainability of plasticisers and would like to provide factual information relating to plasticisers including phthalates. Recently, stories covering the results o......

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19 July 2014

ACC Challenges the Conclusions of the CPSC CHAP Report on Phthalates Based on a Flawed CPSC Process

Following the report by the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) Chronic Hazard Advisory Panel (CHAP) on Phthalates on the 18 July, the American Chemistry Council (ACC) expressed its conce......

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11 July 2014

ECPI Welcomes Denmark’s Decision to withdraw ban on DEHP, DBP, DIBP AND BBP

Europe’s plasticisers association welcomed the Danish Environment Ministry decision to withdraw its proposed ban on DEHP, DBP, DIBP and BBP, which would have entered into force from December 2015. T......

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