Denmark defies EU with planned ban on phthalate chemicals

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Danish Environment Minister Ida Auken has decided to ban four industrial chemicals linked to disrupting the human endocrine system, pushing Denmark ahead of the European Union which has already started a process of phasing phthalates.

Auken said she would introduce a ban this autumn on DEHP, DBP, DIBP and BBP phthalates.

Phthalates are chemical substances which are used to make plastic soft and more flexible. They can be found in everyday products such as rubber boots, oilcloths and vinyl flooring and have already been banned in Europe for use in children’s toys.

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