Production, Use, and Fate of Phthalic Acid Esters for Polyvinyl Chloride Products in China.

@article{Bi2021ProductionUA,
  title={Production, Use, and Fate of Phthalic Acid Esters for Polyvinyl Chloride Products in China.},
  author={Mengyan Bi and Wei Liu and Xiaoyu Luan and Muyang Li and Min Liu and Wenqiu Liu and Zhaojie Cui},
  journal={Environmental science \& technology},
  year={2021}
}
Phthalic acid esters (PAEs) are the most common plasticizers, approximately 90% of which are used in polyvinyl chloride (PVC) products, but they are also endocrine disruptors that have attracted considerable attention. The metabolism of PAEs in PVC products in China from 1958 to 2019 was studied using dynamic material flow analysis. The results showed that the total consumption of PAEs was 29.2 Mt in the past 60 years. By 2019, the in-use stocks of PAEs were 5.0 Mt. Construction materials were… 
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