Baby Care Products: Possible Sources of Infant Phthalate Exposure

  title={Baby Care Products: Possible Sources of Infant Phthalate Exposure},
  author={S. Sathyanarayana and Catherine J Karr and P. Lozano and E. Brown and A. Calafat and F. Liu and S. Swan},
  pages={e260 - e268}
  • S. Sathyanarayana, Catherine J Karr, +4 authors S. Swan
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • OBJECTIVES. Phthalates are man-made chemicals found in personal care and other products. Recent studies suggest that some phthalates can alter human male reproductive development, but sources of infant exposure have not been well characterized. We investigated the relationship between phthalate metabolite concentrations in infant urine and maternal reported use of dermally applied infant care products. METHODS. We measured 9 phthalate metabolites in 163 infants who were born in 2000–2005. An… CONTINUE READING
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