President likely to sign legislation banning phthalates

President George W. Bush is expected to sign legislation banning lead and other chemicals in children's toys and boosting enforcement provisions for the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The American Chemistry Council had opposed restrictions on phthalates in products intended for children younger than 12, noting that the chemicals have been studied rigorously and reviewed by multiple regulatory bodies. "There is no scientific basis for Congress to restrict phthalates from toys and children's products," the ACC said.

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