Leaching of the plasticizer di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) from plastic containers and the question of human exposure

  title={Leaching of the plasticizer di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) from plastic containers and the question of human exposure},
  author={Hanno C. Erythropel and M. Maric and Jim A. Nicell and Richard L. Leask and V. Yargeau},
  journal={Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology},
  • Hanno C. Erythropel, M. Maric, +2 authors V. Yargeau
  • Published 2014
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) is a widely used plasticizer to render poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC) soft and malleable. [...] Key Result Packaged food was also examined and showed higher levels of DEHP contamination compared to bottled water. Exposure to DEHP also occurs in hospital environments, where DEHP leaches directly into liquids that passed through PVC/DEHP tubing and equipment. The latter exposure is at considerably higher levels compared to food and bottled water, specifically putting patients with…Expand Abstract
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