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NICNAS Releases Final Report on Butyl Benzyl Phthalate (Australia)

August 17, 2015

The National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) of Australia released a final report on the Priority Existing Chemical (PEC) assessment of butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP, CAS No. 85-68-7).

The report recommends that BBP be referred to the Delegate for Chemicals Scheduling for listing consideration in Schedule 10/Appendix C of the Poisons Standard (Standard for the Uniform Scheduling of Medicines and Poisons (SUSMP)) to limit potential public exposure to BBP from its possible use in children’s toys, childcare articles and cosmetics.

  • Characterizes the properties of BBP
  • Determines the use and function of BBP in Australia in the specific consumer applications of children’s toys, childcare articles and cosmetics
  • Determines the extent of exposure of adults and children to BBP from these applications
  • Determines any adverse health effects associated with exposure to BBP
  • Characterizes the risks to humans posed by exposure to BBP from use in these applications
  • Determines the extent to which any risk is capable of being reduced
  • Recommends appropriate risk mitigation measures

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