Socio-economic assessment of phthalates

  title={Socio-economic assessment of phthalates},
  author={Mike Holland},
  journal={OECD Environment Working Papers},
  • M. Holland
  • Published 6 June 2018
  • Materials Science
  • OECD Environment Working Papers
This paper gives an overview of economic assessments of the benefits of the control of exposure to phthalates, a group of chemicals with numerous uses, most importantly, as a plasticiser to make rigid plastics like PVC flexible. There is significant concern that these substances can act as endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs), affecting both human health and ecosystems. 
Assessing the economic valuation of the benefits of regulating chemicals
  • S. Navrud
  • Economics
    OECD Environment Working Papers
  • 2018
This paper reviews and compares five case studies on quantification and economic valuation of benefits in cost-benefit analyses (CBAs) of regulating phthalates, mercury, PFOA (perfluoro-octanic acid)
Socio-economic analysis in REACH restriction dossiers for chemicals management: A critical review
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Prenatal exposure to phthalate and decreased body mass index of children: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Prenatal exposure to phthalate was found to be associated with decreased BMI z-score in children, but not associated with body fat percentage, which suggests that phthalates disturb the normal muscle growth of children, rather than induce obesity, as previous studies have hypothesized.
Synthesis and Evaluation of Molecularly Imprinted Polymers for the Determination of Di(2-ethylhexyl) Phthalate (DEHP) in Water Samples
A molecularly imprinted polymer for the selective determination of Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) in water was synthesized and evaluated, and was able to pre-concentrate DEHP in water samples up to 250 times.
Phthalate Esters and Their Ecotoxicological Risks from the Rivers of India