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EU bans baby toys containing phthalates

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7224.1522d (Published 11 December 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:1522
  1. Rory Watson
  1. Brussels

    The European Union has introduced an emergency ban on certain baby toys made from PVC containing chemicals called phthalates, which are suspected of causing liver and kidney damage and testicular problems.

    Eight EU countries have already decided to impose unilateral bans on some phthalates, …

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