Women’s exposure to phthalates in relation to use of personal care products

  title={Women’s exposure to phthalates in relation to use of personal care products},
  author={Lauren E Parlett and Antonia M. Calafat and Shanna Helen Swan},
  journal={Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology},
Several phthalates, particularly diethyl phthalate (DEP) and di-n-butyl phthalate, can be used in personal care products (PCPs) to fix fragrance and hold color. We investigated associations between women’s reported use of PCPs within the 24 h before urine collection and concentrations of several urinary phthalate metabolites. Between 2002 and 2005, 337 women provided spot urine samples and answered questions regarding their use of 13 PCPs at a follow-up visit 3–36 months after pregnancy. We… CONTINUE READING
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