RecycleWorlds (anderson@msn.fullfeed.com)
Tue, 16 Feb 1999 11:58:16 -0600

According to the 2/15/99 Plastics News ("Leaching phthalates debate drips
over to IV bag materials"):

"Concerns about phthalates leaching from PVC toyes is about to broaden
to themediacl industry, with a heath care organization set to aluch a
consumer eduaction campaign.

"[Health Care Without Harm] plants to lauch a campaign later this month
about what it sees as the danger of phthalates leaching from PVC IV bags
[due to the additive DEHP]....

"An FDA spokeswonan said the agency is conducting a risk assessment of
DEHP in IV bags, prompted bythe concerns European governments have raised
about phthalates leaching from PVC toys."

Peter Anderson
RecycleWorlds Consulting
4513 Vernon Blvd. Ste. 15
Madison, WI 53705-4964
Phone:(608) 231-1100/Fax: (608) 233-0011