President Bush Signs Legislation that Bans Certain Plastic Chemicals

Published: 21 August 2008
Category: Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates, Studies/Federal Regulations

The “Boston Globe” and “Reuters” report President Bush recently signed legislation aimed at improving US consumer product safety after millions of Chinese-made toys were recalled last summer. The legislation also increases funding for the Consumer Product Safety Commission and partially bans controversial plastic-softening chemicals called phthalates. Three types of phthalates would reportedly be permanently banned in children’s toys and child-care items, except for minute amounts, while three others would be temporarily banned pending further study.

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