Calif. Adds New Chemical Compound To Carcinogen List

Law360, New York (December 16, 2013, 2:55 PM EST) -- California environmental and health regulators are placing the commonly used plasticizer diisononyl phthalate, or DINP, on its official list of carcinogens effective Friday, following the recommendation of a state panel of experts and rejecting pleas from manufacturers.

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment agreed with the state's Carcinogenic Identification Committee that DINP should make the cancer-causing chemical list, despite the American Chemistry Council's claims that the substance poses no danger to human health at typical exposure levels.

“The CIC determined that the chemical was clearly...
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