Phthalates Ban Postponed by Denmark
The Danish Ministry of the Environment has issued a press release
postponing an earlier decision to restrict the use of four
Denmark published an order to restrict certain phthalates, Bis
(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), Benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP),
Dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and Diisobutyl phthalate (DINP), in
November 2011. The order placed a restriction on the use of these
substances in products intended for indoor use and in products that
may come into contact with skin or mucous membranes.
However, in a press release issue by the Danish Ministry of the
Environment postponed the implementation date of the order
restricting the use of phthalates DEHP, DBP, BBP and DIBP.
The original restriction, due to be in place from 1st December
2013, will now be delayed for two years.
The Ministry explained that the reason for the postponement is
because the use of these phthalates in products such as shower
curtains, plastic tablecloths, vinyl floor tiles, cables and wires
is more prevalent than the Ministry anticipated. It concluded that
manufacturers and retailers require more time in order to phase out
their use and to comply with the requirements.
These phthalates are chemicals which are widely used primarily as
plasticizers in polyvinylchloride (PVC) products and other
synthetic materials to make the polymer more soft and flexible.
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