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American Chemistry Council Responds to Health Canada's Proposed Phthalates Restrictions
Date:6/19/2009

ARLINGTON, Va., June 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Chemistry Council (ACC) today responded to Health Canada's proposed restrictions on the use of phthalates in children's products.

ACC Vice President of Products Divisions, Sharon Kneiss, issued the following statement:

"ACC is committed to working with Health Canada and stands ready, willing and able to demonstrate the sound science behind phthalates. We urge the agency to review the strong body of scientific evidence and to consider carefully the real risks to children in addressing potential restrictions.

"There is no scientific basis to believe that Health Canada's decision to restrict certain phthalates in children's products will improve public health or meet the stated objective of protecting the health and safety of Canadian children. Phthalates have a long history of safe use and have been extensively reviewed by governments around the world. Because phthalates neither migrate out of products easily, nor build up in the body, research has not demonstrated adverse effects to humans from phthalates at typical exposure levels. In fact, phthalates begin to break down within minutes and are quickly metabolized. Importantly, based on U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention studies, average phthalates exposure levels are far below those set by the government to be protective of human health."

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The American Chemistry Council (ACC) represents the leading companies engaged in the business of chemistry. ACC members apply the science of chemistry to make innovative products and services that make people's lives better, healthier and safer. ACC is committed to improved environmental, health and safety performance through Responsible Care(R), common sense advocacy designed to address major public policy issues, and health and environmental research and product testing. The business of chemistry is a $689 billion enterprise and a key element of the nation's economy. It is one of the nation's largest exporters, accounting for ten cents out of every dollar in U.S. exports. Chemistry companies are among the largest investors in research and development. Safety and security have always been primary concerns of ACC members, and they have intensified their efforts, working closely with government agencies to improve security and to defend against any threat to the nation's critical infrastructure.


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