An EU risk assessment of the most widely used phthalate plasticiser, DEHP, will now not demand measures to reduce risk to the general population, trade group Ecpi claimed this week. At a technical meeting in September, member states agreed to approximately double intake limits from a level proposed by Sweden, the rapporteur, the association said. Swedish chemicals agency chief Ethel Forsberg rejected Ecpi's claim, accusing it of spreading "disinformation". The disagreement follows a similar clash between the two sides last autumn (EED 18/09/02). See Ecpi press release.
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