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Phthalate draft report

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

Executive Summary

The National Toxicology Program Center for the Evaluation of Risks to Human Reproduction is requesting comments on the draft NTP brief on di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate. Comments are due July 5, according to a June 5 Federal Register 1notice. The draft brief evaluates the NTP's conclusions on the potential of DEHP to cause reproductive and developmental toxicity, and provides background information on the substance and findings of a CERHR expert panel. Among conclusions in the draft brief, NTP concurs with the expert panel that there is concern with effects on the development of the male reproductive tract for infants under one year of age. After the comment period and upon finalization, the NTP brief for DEHP will be included in the CERHR monograph for DEHP, center notes. NTP requested data on the ingredient last February, in preparation for a fall expert panel meeting (2"The Rose Sheet" Feb. 14, 2005, In Brief)...



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