Comparative assessment of human exposure to phthalate esters from house dust in China and the United States.

@article{Guo2011ComparativeAO,
  title={Comparative assessment of human exposure to phthalate esters from house dust in China and the United States.},
  author={Ying Guo and Kurunthachalam Kannan},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  year={2011},
  volume={45 8},
  pages={3788-94}
}
Because of volatilization and leaching from their application in consumer and personal care products, phthalate esters are ubiquitous contaminants in the indoor environment. In this study, we measured concentrations and profiles of 9 phthalate esters in indoor dust samples collected from six cities in China (n = 75). For comparison, we also analyzed samples collected from Albany, New York, USA (n = 33). The results indicated that concentrations, except for dicyclohexyl phthalate (DCHP) and bis… CONTINUE READING