Food safety involving ingestion of foods and beverages prepared with phthalate-plasticizer-containing clouding agents.

@article{Yen2011FoodSI,
  title={Food safety involving ingestion of foods and beverages prepared with phthalate-plasticizer-containing clouding agents.},
  author={Tzung-Hai Yen and Dan-Tzu Lin-Tan and Ja-liang Lin},
  journal={Journal of the Formosan Medical Association = Taiwan yi zhi},
  year={2011},
  volume={110 11},
  pages={671-84}
}
In May 2011, the illegal use of the phthalate plasticizer di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate in clouding agents for use in foods and beverages was reported in Taiwan. This food scandal has caused shock and panic among the majority of Taiwanese people and has attracted international attention. Phthalate exposure is assessed by ambient monitoring or human biomonitoring. Ambient monitoring relies on measuring chemicals in environmental media, foodstuff and consumer products. Human biomonitoring determines… CONTINUE READING

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