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ANSES Concludes Safety Assessment of Certain Phthalates in Toys

December 8, 2016

The French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES) has released the results of its evaluation on certain phthalates in plastic toys and materials likely to be mouthed by infants and children under three years of age.

It has concluded that there is no risk to children’s health for the following:

  • acetyl-tributyl-citrate (ATBC)
  • 1,2-cyclohexane dicarboxylic acid diisonyl ester (DINCH)
  • diethylhexyl-terephthalate (DEHTP)
  • 2,2,4-trimethyl-1,3-pentanediol diisobutyrate (TXIB)

However, it has recommended that the use of bis(2-ethylhexyl) isophthalate (DOIP) be avoided until enough data can show its safe.

The results were released on October 17, 2016.

Source URL: Substitutes for phthalates in toys: no health risk detected for children under three years of age

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