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CERCLA Phthalate Ester Category

This document defines the phthalate ester category and summarizes key scientific information on those substances. This report is the result of a review of phthalate esters by the TURA Science Advisory Board (SAB) in response to a request by MassDEP.

This report has three main sections. The first section reviews the history and definition of the phthalate ester category. The second section summarizes the scientific information reviewed by the TURA SAB, including scientific information on ortho, meta, and para phthalates and cumulative and low dose effects. The third part was prepared by TURI and discusses the policy context, such as information on substance identification, uses, substitution, and interchangeability.

The documents identified on the right are part of this report.