On December 16, 2013 the business news agency Bloomberg reported in an article that the Californian Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment is to add diisononyl phthalate (DiNP, 28553-12-0) to the proposition 65 list of hazardous chemicals. The state’s scientific advisory panel determined that scientific data clearly showed DiNP could cause cancer. Proposition 65 lists chemicals causing cancer, birth defects and reproductive toxicity, and requires labeling for products containing these chemicals. In Europe, DiNP is authorized as an additive under Regulation EC 10/2011 with group SMLs of 60mg/kg and 9mg/kg (depending on the mixture of substances). In the U.S. DiNP is authorized as a plasticizer under the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 178.374.
Carolyn Whetzel (December 16, 2013). “California to add diisononyl phthalate to proposition 65 List of Carcinogens.” Bloomberg.