Comments to the CPSC About Its Use of CDC-NHANES Biomonitoring Data for Its Phthalate Assessment

Phthalates are a family of toxic chemicals used mostly as plasticizers in a large number of consumer products and food contact applications. Due to the widespread human exposure and concerns about public safety, especially for pre-natal and early life exposures, both European and American governments banned the use of certain phthalates in toys and child care products. NRDC comments support the need for the CPSC proposed bans.