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DEHP blacklisted in California

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

Polyvinyl chloride plasticizer is added to the California Environmental Protection Agency's 1Proposition 65 list of chemicals known to cause reproductive toxicity. Developmental and male reproductive influences are cited by the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment's listing of DEHP, which Sacramento-based Health Care Without Harm anticipated in an Oct. 21 release. In 2002, FDA issued a 2public health notification recommending use of DEHP alternatives, followed by a 3draft guidance on PVC devices...

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