My big question is whether there are phthalates in cheese molds such as those made from "dairythene" or whatever that name is. I do try hard to avoid exposure although don't spend a lot of worry...just do my best to make decisions that limit my exposure to endocrine disrupting compounds, knowing full well there's no way to really avoid them.
Tiarella, from the little bit of 'research' I've done on this subject because of this topic, I see that Europe and the US are pretty much the toughest on the standards (now don't get crazy on me, any of you folks from Down Under, just because I didn't mention you--I have only had a quick look-see and that didn't turn up anything from NZ or Oz--both of which I LOVE!). Some of the links I gave show how bad much of Asia can be (no, I'm not beating anyone up here, folks, just citing what I found).
The molds from places like France are probably among the safest, just because the EU is actually much tougher, in general, that the US is for chemicals used in crops, science applications, drugs, etc. There are lots of ag chemicals we use here that the EU no longer allows.