Denmark bans import and sale of products for indoor use from 1 December 2013, if they contain the phthalates DEHP, DBP, BBP or DIBP and can come into contact with skin or mucous membranes. Moving ahead of EU Regulations with the aim of protecting health and safety, the ban exempts toys, medical equipment, cosmetic products and others. For electrical and electronic equipment the ban enters into force 1 December 2014. The ban affects companies placing products and electrical equipment containing phthalates on the Danish market, unless exempted. Import and sale for use in industrial production equipment and facilities, including offshore installations, is not affected by the ban.
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