Phthalate exposure and reproductive hormones in adult men.

  title={Phthalate exposure and reproductive hormones in adult men.},
  author={Susan M. Duty and Antonia M. Calafat and Manori J. Silva and Louise Ryan and Russ Hauser},
  journal={Human reproduction},
  volume={20 3},
BACKGROUND Phthalates are used in personal and consumer products, food packaging materials, and polyvinyl chloride plastics and have been measured in the majority of the general population of the USA. Consistent experimental evidence shows that some phthalates are developmental and reproductive toxicants in animals. This study explored the association between environmental levels of phthalates and altered reproductive hormone levels in adult men. METHODS Between 1999 and 2003, 295 men were… CONTINUE READING


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