July 27, 2015
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has started a public consultation regarding its new report entitled “Estimated Phthalate Exposure and Risk to Pregnant Women and Women of Reproductive Age.”
Following a report last year by the Chronic Hazard Advisory Panel (CHAP), CPSC’s report has stated that Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) exposures of women between 15 and 45 years old have lessened since 2005/06, but exposures of Diisononyl phthalate (DINP) have increased. A hazard index reflecting multiple phthalate exposures has also lowered in the recent years.
The report has considered biomonitoring data available from the National Human Health and Nutrition Survey (NHANES) for the years 2005/06, 2007/08, 2009/10 and 2011/12.