Wednesday, April 1, 2009

CPSC Opposed Ban on Phthalates

NPR reports that according to government scientists, a new federal ban on phthalates, the chemical compounds used in toys such as rubber duckies, is unnecessary. "Congress passed the ban in 2008 after concluding that the chemicals posed a risk to children who chew on their toys.
The action came despite advice not to enact the ban from scientists at the Consumer Product Safety Commission, which regulates toys. The CPSC opposed the ban after 25 years of studies concluding there was no risk of injury to children.

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