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Phthalates exposure in children

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

Executive Summary

American Academy of Pediatrics recommends further study into the ways children are exposed to diethylhexyl phthalate and diisononyl phthalate in a technical report published in the June issue of Pediatrics. Additionally, AAP urges study into the effects of phthalates on pregnant and lactating women, premature and full-term infants and young children to better determine safe levels of exposure. DEHP is a plasticizer used in toys, medical devices and cosmetics. The Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel concluded phthalates are safe as used in cosmetics during a meeting last November (1"The Rose Sheet" Nov. 25, 2002, p. 3)...

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