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Danish environment minister seeking ban on 4 phthalates

Danish Minister of Environment Karen Ellemann on May 3 announced plans to introduce a ban on the sale of products containing four phthalates -- DEHP, DBP, DIBP and BBP. The ban would cover products intended for indoor use or intended to come into direct contact with consumers. If the ban takes effect, it will be the first based on the cumulative effects of phthalates from multiple sources. The Danish Environmental Protection Agency has found the four phthalates together can affect the endocrine system and might harm the reproductive system. Before being finalized, the ban must be formally notified to the EU so the European Commission and member states can comment. Ellemann is also seeking a ban on the four phthalates in Europe; the Danish EPA has submitted a proposal to the European Chemicals Agency. "A ban in the EU will ensure us that products bought in other EU countries will be free of the four dangerous phthalates," Ellemann says in a news release.

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