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'Study of Studies' Finds No Risk to Children From Phthalates in Toys
Date:9/4/2007

sis of Child Exposure to Di-Isononyl Phthalate in Toys, found that:

-- "There was no data identified that support the occurrence of

developmental toxicity from DINP in humans." In other words, no

negative effects on the human reproductive system were found.

-- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and other regulatory

agencies have repeatedly determined that DINP can be safely used in

children's toys, despite the fact that they "overestimated" the

actual amount of exposure children might have to DINP products.

-- Overall, the assessments "conclude that the current exposure of

children to DINP-containing toys would pose a minimal to nonexistent

risk of health effect."

"We commissioned this study out of an abundance of caution and as a way of taking a step back to triple-check all the research performed to date," said TIA's Lawrence. "Was there any new information? Was anything missed that would signal a legitimate risk posed by DINP? Fortunately, the answers echo previous findings that toys containing DINP are safe for children."

Based on the research, Lawrence reiterated TIA's strong opposition to AB 1108.

"There are certainly real safety and inspection issues that warrant thoughtful policy debate, but the safety of DINP is not one of them," she said.

More information may be found at http://www.toy-tia.org. News reporters should contact Stevan Allen at (916) 448-1336 or stevan@allenstrategic.com for more information, to obtain the Exponent report or to arrange interviews.


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