After public and industry comment, NICNAS this year released final versions of a series of hazard assessments on phthalates.


Plastics containing phthalates are widely used in both industrial and consumer applications such as electrical cable insulation, flooring, carpet backing, automotive parts, footwear, children’s toys and exercise balls.


Phthalates are also used as solvents in lubricants, paints, adhesives, inks, cosmetics and other household products.