Chemical Analysis and Risk Assessment of Diethyl Phthalate in Alcoholic Beverages with Special Regard to Unrecorded Alcohol

@inproceedings{Leitz2009ChemicalAA,
  title={Chemical Analysis and Risk Assessment of Diethyl Phthalate in Alcoholic Beverages with Special Regard to Unrecorded Alcohol},
  author={Jenny Leitz and Thomas Kuballa and Juergen Rehm and Dirk W Lachenmeier},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2009}
}
BACKGROUND Phthalates are synthetic compounds with a widespread field of applications. For example, they are used as plasticizers in PVC plastics and food packaging, or are added to personal care products. Diethyl phthalate (DEP) may be used to denature alcohol, e.g., for cosmetic purposes. Public health concerns of phthalates include carcinogenic… CONTINUE READING