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Draft Phthalates Action Plan

Publication number Date Published
23-04-025May 2023
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Author(s) Washington State Department of Ecology
Description Phthalates are a class of synthetic chemicals. Some phthalates are used to make plastics more flexible, while other phthalates are used as dissolving agents for materials. Consumer products release phthalates into our homes, schools, and workplaces as they degrade. The draft Phthalates Action Plan identifies, characterizes, and evaluates uses and releases of phthalates, and recommends actions to protect human health and the environment.

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Keywords consumer products, action plan, safer alternatives, chemicals of concern, environmental impacts, toxics cleanup, toxics reduction, toxic chemicals, PBTs, phthalates, chemical action plan, AP, CAP, environmental concerns, Safe Drinking Water, Safer Products
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