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Draft Phthalate Hazard Assessments and Hazard Compendium

 

Phthalates – used as plasticisers (plastic softeners) worldwide – are employed in a diverse range of industrial and domestic applications. They can be present in soft plastics at concentrations up to 35-45%.

 

In response to concerns over potential adverse human health effects from exposure to phthalates, NICNAS conducted general data searches and a call for information on phthalates from Industry in 2004. Twenty-five individual phthalate chemicals were identified as being potentially in use in Australia, and human health hazard (toxicity) assessments were then conducted on the 25 chemicals.

 

NICNAS is seeking comment on the draft hazard assessments listed below, by 1 August 2007.

 

 
Common Name Common Abbreviation CAS #
Diethylhexyl phthalate DEHP* 117-81-7
Diisodecyl phthalate DIDP* 26761-40-0,
68515-49-1
Dimethyl phthalate DMP* 131-11-3
Diisononyl phthalate DINP* 28553-12-0, 68515-48-0
Dibutyl phthalate DBP* 84-74-2
Butylbenzyl phthalate BBP* 85-68-7
Di-n-octyl phthalate DnOP* 117-84-0
Diethyl phthalate DEP* 84-66-2
Bis(2-methoxyethyl) phthalate DMEP* 117-82-8
Diallyl phthalate DAP 131-17-9
Dicyclohexyl phthalate DCHP 84-61-7
Diisobutyl phthalate DIBP 84-69-5
Di-C6-10-phthalate Di-C6-10-phthalate 68515-51-5
Di-C7-9-phthalate Di-C7-9-phthalate 68515-41-3
Di-C9-11-phthalate Di-C9-11-phthalate 68515-43-5
Diisoheptyl phthalate DIHepP 71888-89-6
Diisohexyl phthalate DIHP 68515-50-4,
71850-09-4
Diisooctyl phthalate DIOP 27554-26-3
Ditridecyl phthalate DTDP 119-06-2
Diisoundecyl phthlate DIUP 85507-79-5
Dimethyl terephthalate DMT 120-61-6
Di-n-hexyl phthalate DnHP 84-75-3
Dinonyl phthalate DNP 84-76-4
Diisotridecyl phthalate DITDP 68515-47-9
Diundecyl phthalate DUP

3648-20-2

 

* additionally declared as Priority Existing Chemicals for public health risk assessments

 

NICNAS is also seeking comment on a draft Phthalate Hazard Compendium (PDF 501KB)which contains hazard profiles and a comparative analysis of key toxicity endpoints for all 25 phthalates.

 

Details of the procedure for accessing copies and for lodging comments are available in the May 2007 NICNAS Chemical Gazette.

 

25 Phthalate Hazard Assessment reports & Compendium
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