The data may help explain high phthalate
levels seen in babies treated in neonatal intensive care units (SN: 8/13/05, p.
In addition to the analytical part, the report provides a range of tables and figures which all together give a true insight into the national, regional and global markets for dioctyl phthalate
have been linked to endocrine disruption and developmental and reproductive toxicity so preventing harmful ones ending up in toys and other childcare items is a priority.
may reduce the production of androgens by the testis and rodent studies have demonstrated that DEHP and dibutyl phthalate
(DBP) disrupt androgen signaling when administered in the critical window for the development of the reproductive tract (MacLeod et al.
The range of phthalate
metabolite exposures measured in the mothers was not unusual: it was within what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention observed in a national sample.
The need to replace traditional phthalate
plasticizers without sacrificing product performance is creating challenges for Europe s polysulfide sealant formulators and manufacturers, said Carlos Alvarado, Eastman s Specialty Plasticizers business manager.
aren't just causing concern in Europe; for example, in the US a scientific panel recently expressed their concern about the impact some phthalates
could be having on male reproductive organ development.
are broadly divided into two groups--"high" and "low"--according to their molecular weight.
The study, published online in the American Journal of Respiratory Care and Critical Care Medicine, found the association between butylbenzyl phthalate
exposure and airway inflammation was especially strong among children who had recently reported the common asthma symptom of wheezing.
The study examined a possible association between diabetes and levels of certain phthalates
The study is the first to use exhaled nitric oxide in a study of phthalate
exposure in children.
Some exposures are intentional, while others are inadvertent, such as exposure to phthalate
" hereafter), a chemical class about which concern has emerged in recent years, owing to the high levels measured in people and the environment, in addition to the demonstrated toxicity in animal studies.