* Many phthalates are safe: While some phthalates have been shown to have
adverse effects, some have been deemed safe by the World Health
Organizations, Europe's Scientific Committee on Consumer Products, the
Environmental Protection Agency and other organizations. Regarding
three types of phthalates mentioned in the report (DEP, DBP and DIBP):
Government agencies have deemed that no regulatory or safety
restrictions are required related to the level of DEP in consumer
products. Similarly, the amount of DBP reported in the NRDC study is
10,000 times lower than the level at which health concerns could be
expected. DIBP has an even higher safety profile, meaning an even
better safety margin.
* Industry meets or exceeds all regulatory requirements: Air freshener
products that are on the market undergo extensive testing to meet or
exceed the high standards and regulations set by government regulatory
agencies. Companies conduct safety assessments including ingredient
reviews, exposure and risk assessments and in-home testing."
"As an industry, air freshener producers are committed to providing consumers with products that enhance and freshen their homes, both safely and effectively when used as directed."
The Consumer Specialty Products Association is a non-profit national trade association representing approximately 260 companies engaged in the manufacture, formulation, distribution and sale of hundreds of familiar consumer products. It is organized into seven divisions: Aerosol Products, Air Care, Antimicrobial Products, Cleaning Products, Pest Management Products, Industrial and Automotive Specialty Chemicals, and Polishes and Floor Maintenance.
|SOURCE The Consumer Specialty Products Association|
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