|Document ID (ISN)||105940|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Hauser R., Calafat A.M.
||Phthalates and human health
||Nov. 2005, Vol.62, No.11, p.806-818. Illus. 120 ref.
||Phthalates are a group of man-made chemicals with a wide spectrum of industrial applications. High molecular weight phthalates are primarily used as plasticizers in the manufacture of flexible vinyl and low molecular weight phthalates are used in personal-care products, as solvents and plasticizers for cellulose acetate, and in making lacquers, varnishes, and coatings. Animal and human studies indicate that potential human health effects include developmental anomalies, male and female reproductive health effects and respiratory health effects. Occupational studies on the health risks of phthalates are very limited.
||health hazards; phthalates
||embryotoxic effects; benzyl butyl phthalate; antifertility effects; hepatotoxic effects; routes of entry; metabolic process; dioctyl phthalate; diethyl phthalate; dibutyl phthalate; renal diseases; pulmonary function; urinary metabolites; animal experiments; endocrine effects; literature survey
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Genetic factors in reaction to exposures
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