The potential health effects of phthalate esters in children's toys: a review and risk assessment.

@article{Wilkinson1999ThePH,
  title={The potential health effects of phthalate esters in children's toys: a review and risk assessment.},
  author={C F Wilkinson and James C. Lamb},
  journal={Regulatory toxicology and pharmacology : RTP},
  year={1999},
  volume={30 2 Pt 1},
  pages={140-55}
}
Diisononyl phthalate (DINP) is one of several dialkyl phthalate esters that are widely used as plasticizers to impart softness and flexibility to normally rigid polyvinyl chloride (PVC) products. During the past 2 years, concern has been voiced by public interest groups and regulatory agencies in Europe, Canada, and the United States regarding the potential adverse health effects of DINP migrating from children's toys during mouthing activities. Concern has focused on potential chronic effects… CONTINUE READING

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