The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) recently reviewed scientific evidence on risks posed by articles containing the phthalates DINP and DIDP. Findings have been published. ECHA found no evidence that would justify a re-examination of the existing restrictions on these two phthalates.
Note there is an existing restriction that states these phthalates cannot be used in toys and childcare articles which can be placed in the mouth by children. ECHA concludes in its final report that a risk from the mouthing of toys and childcare articles with DINP and DIDP cannot be excluded if the existing restriction were lifted. Also, no further risks were identified.
ECHA concluded: there is no evidence that would justify a re-examination of the existing DINP and DIDP restriction.
The finding comes following a public consultation and an opinion by ECHA's Committee for
Risk Assessment on the draft version of the review report.