Testing Services for Phthalate Esters
Berkeley Analytical tests toys, child care items and other children’s items for their content of di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) and the 5 other phthalate esters (DBP, BBP, DINP, DIDP, DnOP) listed in the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) of 2008. BkA is:
BkA also tests a wide variety of products for their potential to cause consumer exposures to the 6 phthalate esters listed by California Proposition 65 (Prop 65), the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986. Additionally, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) recent Safer Consumer Products regulation has targeted phthalate esters in a broad range of products including building products (vinyl flooring, adhesives & sealants), cleaning products, clothing, and office printing cartridges. A full scan test of 17 aliphatic phthalate esters is available to address questions regarding general content and exposures associated with products. BkA’s services for Prop 65 and DTSC phthalates include:
We can connect you with our toxicology partners that specialize in risk assessments for Prop 65 and alternative assessments for DTSC. Testing can help you identify compliance considerations during product development, minimize risks due to supply chain problems and obtain competitive advantage by meeting purchasing requirements of large retail chains and other customers.
Other Semi-Volatile Organic Compounds (SVOC)
Our laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art technology for cryogenic milling, accelerated solvent extraction, and high sensitivity GC/MS analysis of a variety of SVOCs in solvent extracts. We apply these techniques and our accredited methods for the analysis of chlorinated organophosphate flame retardants in products such as flexible foam for seating, sofas, bedding and upholstery & drapery fabrics. The chlorinated flame retardants, Tris (1,3-dichloro-2-propyl)phosphate (TDCPP) and Tris (2-chloroethyl)phosphate are listed on Prop 65. The DTSC Safer Consumer Products regulation has more generally targeted organophosphate flame retardants in furniture products and fabrics.
Field-Collected Phthalate Samples
BkA also provides IAQ professionals involved in building investigations with phthalate testing in a variety of field collected matrices. These matrices include: