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Alternatives to Certain Phthalates Partnership - Milestones

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There are a number of efforts now ongoing to understand toxicity and related issues for phthalates, including the Chronic Hazard Advisory Panel (CHAP) on Phthalates, convened by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (see: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Regulations-Laws--Standards/CPSIA/Phthalates/Chronic-Hazard-Advisory-Panel-CHAP-on-Phthalates/). The DfE partnership on Alternatives to Certain Phthalates, which includes over 300 stakeholders, representing industry, manufacturing, environmental and public health advocates, other government agencies and academic researchers, recognized that expert panel determinations, such as the CHAP report, will help inform our work on the alternatives assessment. Once this work has been completed, we will revisit the schedule for conducting the alternatives assessment.

Milestones – Past and Projected Completion/
Projected Completion Date
Partnership kickoff meeting Completed August 2011
Finalize Project Scope To Be Determined (TBD)
Finalize list of alternatives TBD
Evaluate ecological and human health hazards and environmental fate TBD
Draft report available for review & comment TBD
Finalize report and publicize results TBD


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