Saturday, June 14, 2014

Chemistry group files lawsuit challenging DINP’s addition to California’s Prop 65 list

Posted on June 13, 2014 by admin

Diisononyl Phthalate (DINP) is used in numerous household products to make them flexible or pliant. Numerous international scientific panels have concluded that the commercial use of DINP does not pose any risk to human health. Despite these conclusions, DINP was added to California’s ever-growing Proposition 65 list of “known carcinogens” late last year. This past April, ExxonMobil joined a chorus of science-based groups who challenged this decision, saying that the rodent studies upon which this decision was based were essentially meaningless in suggesting a cancer link.

And most recently, the American Chemistry Council filed a lawsuit challenging this decision, saying that “the state’s listing of DINP as ‘known to cause cancer’ is unwarranted and defies the state of the science which demonstrates that DINP does not cause cancer in humans.” This lawsuit comes after the ACC provided documentation of scientific data showing that DINP does not cause cancer in humans and pointing out that the California Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment failed to take into account the fact that rodent studies cannot be used to infer carcinogenicity in humans…..To Read More….

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