A new NRC report recommends that the risks associated with phthalate exposure, and other chemicals that affect male reproductive development, should be evaluated using a cumulative risk assessment approach. The publication, which runs to nearly 200 pages, provides specific guidance on this type of evaluation, and also suggests an approach for cumulative risk assessment that can serve as a model for evaluating the health risks of other types of chemicals.

[Committee on the Health Risks of Phthalates. US National Research Council. Phthalates and cumulative risk assessment, the task ahead. 2008 (ISBN: 978-0-309-12841-4). Visit the National Academies Press at http://www.nap.edu/catalog/12528.html for more details.] {180552}

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