July 26, 2011

Monday, July 25, 2011 - Tuesday, July 26, 2011
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 fifth meeting of the CHAP on phthalates was held July 25 and 26, 2011 at CPSC headquarters.