Denmark Bans Phthalates Ahead of European Union Ruling

Denmark has decided to outright ban four phthalates ahead of the European Union's next scheduled time to revisit the issue, which isn't until 2013. The EU already outlaws the use of several phthalates, and going against EU regulation, even to strength a current ban or piece of legislation, isn't permitted for member countries. But Denmark's current environmental minister Ida Auken has pushed to move ahead to outlaw use of the hormone disrupting chemical, citing safety concerns, particularly in regard to children's health.

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