The High Phthalates Panel of the American Chemistry Council challenges the conclusions of the CHAP report on phthalates based on a flawed Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) process, underscoring that the CHAP report on phthalates should not serve as a basis for a Proposed Rule until after the CPSC seeks and considers public comments on this report.

ACC has outlined its concerns with the report in a letter to CPSC Chairman Elliot F. Kaye and a letter to former CPSC Associate Executive Director, Directorate for Health Sciences Dr. Mary Ann Danello underscoring that CPSC did not follow several steps outlined in Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidelines that are needed to ensure the integrity of the independent review process, including:

  • The failure to adhere to the OMB guidelines for the peer review of a highly influential scientific assessment such as the CHAP report sets an extremely concerning precedent for federal chemical assessment, especially one that will have federal interagency impact.

  • The serious scientific questions identified by independent subject matter experts call into question the validity, reliability and transparency of the CHAP report.

» View all of ACC’s correspondence with CPSC

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