February 17, 2012

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - Friday, February 17, 2012
Bethesda, Maryland

Section 108 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) requires the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to convene a Chronic Hazard Advisory Panel (CHAP) to study the effects on children’s health of all phthalates and phthalate alternatives as used in children’s toys and child care articles. The CHAP makes recommendations to the Commission regarding any phthalates (or combinations of phthalates) in addition to those identified in section 108 of the CPSIA or phthalate alternatives that the panel determines should be declared banned hazardous substances. The seventh meeting of the CHAP on phthalates will be held February 15-17, 2012 at CPSC headquarters.