Recorded on November 21, 2019
Presented by ACC
The American Chemistry Council’s High Phthalates Panel (ACC HPP), representing major producers, importers, and users of high molecular weight phthalates, recently submitted requests to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for risk evaluations of diisononyl phthalate (DINP) and diisodecyl phthalate (DIDP).
DINP and DIDP are used in a wide array of PVC products, such as wire and cable, flooring, wall covering, self-adhesive films, synthetic leather, coated fabrics, and roofing and automobile applications.
We are excited to initiate these manufacturer-requested risk evaluations under the 2016 amendments to the Toxic Substances Control Act. We consider these requests an important tool to expedite transparent, fair, and evidence-based risk evaluations of DINP and DIDP as they are currently used in commercial and consumer products in the United States. It is important to us that businesses and consumers in the U.S. are confident in the safety of these products.
DINP and DIDP are two of the most thoroughly-studied compounds in the world and have been reviewed by numerous government regulatory agencies in the last six years, including the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), the Australian National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS), and Canada’s Ministry of Environment and Climate Change and Ministry of Health. These agencies found that these high molecular weight phthalates are safe as currently used, and they are not classified in the EU. We believe that a similar broad-based risk evaluation of DINP and DIDP in the United States is in the interest of consumer confidence.
We look forward to hosting a webinar to discuss the continued safety and science behind these chemistries, why we have requested this evaluation by the EPA, the process going forward, as well as to answer your questions.
To learn more about these chemistries, visit: https://phthalates.americanchemistry.com/
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