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Phthalates Action Plan

Publication number Date Published
23-04-067December 2023
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Author(s) Washington State Department of Ecology
Description Phthalates are a class of synthetic chemicals used to make plastics more flexible or are used as dissolving agents for materials. Consumer products release phthalates into our homes, schools, and workplaces as they degrade. The Phthalates Action Plan identifies, characterizes, and evaluates uses and releases of phthalates, and recommends actions to protect human health and the environment. Washington State’s departments of Ecology and Health work with industry, Tribes, local governments, and environmental groups to develop action plans.
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Keywords consumer products, persistent, bioaccumulative toxics, action plan, safer alternatives, chemicals of concern, environmental impacts, toxics cleanup, toxics reduction, response, toxic chemicals, comments, PBTs, phthalates, chemical action plan, best available science, AP, CAP, environmental concerns, Safe Drinking Water, PBT criteria, phthalates action plan, Safer Products, persistent
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