Are Sex Toy Dangerous? – Part 2

Feb 25, 2013 by

Are Sex Toy Dangerous? – Part 2

While doing some research for a question one of our customers asked, I looked up PVC plastic on Wikipedia. I don't know why I didn't think of doing that before! There's a section in the article on health and safety:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polyvinyl_chloride#Health_and_safety

Here are the relevant paragraphs on EU testing of pthalates. It's a lot of technical jargon, but the basic conclusion reached by extensive testing in the EU is that PVC and pthalates do not present a general health risk. This is science, not speculation, and it further confirms my opinion that PVC and pthalates have been the victims of Internet hysteria and misinformation.

~~ Grey

"It has been claimed that some plasticizers leach out of PVC products. However, it has been difficult to prove that plasticizers readily migrate and leach into the environment from flexible vinyl articles because they are physically and tightly bound into the plastic as a result of the heating process used to make PVC particles."

"The European Union has confirmed that DEHP poses no general risk to human health. The summary of a comprehensive European risk assessment, involving nearly 15 years of extensive scientific evaluation by EU regulators, was published in the EU Official Journal on February 7, 2008[30] The assessment demonstrated that DEHP poses no risk to the general population and that no further measures need to be taken to manage the substance in any of its key end-use applications. This confirms an earlier opinion of member state experts and an opinion from the EU Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment (CSTEE) adopted in 2004."

"In the EU Risk Assessment the European Commission has confirmed that Di-isononyl phthalate (DINP) and Di-isodecyl phthalate (DIDP) pose no risk to either human health or the environment from any current use. The European Commission's findings (published in the EU Official Journal on April 13, 2006)[32] confirm the outcome of a risk assessment involving more than 10 years of extensive scientific evaluation by EU regulators. Following the recent adoption of EU legislation with the regard to the marketing and use of DINP in toys and childcare articles, the risk assessment conclusions clearly state that there is no need for any further measures to regulate the use of DINP."

2 Comments

  1. Well that is good news to say the least. Hope you have some fantastic days ahead of you!!!

Leave a Reply