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Denmark Postpones Phthalate Ban for Two Years

July 16, 2013

The Danish Environment Ministry has postponed a national restriction on four phthalates because of difficulty in replacing the substances in general applications, particularly in electronic and electric equipment.

Through the ban, the Environment Minister wants to protect Danes against the health risks of using everyday products such as shower curtains, plastic tablecloths, vinyl floor tiles, cables and wires.

The prohibition against four endocrine disrupting phthalates has been postponed by two years and it will take effect in 2015 and not in December 2013, as was originally announced.

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