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Document ID (ISN)107884
CIS number 08-381
ISSN - Serial title 0007-9952 - Cahiers de notes documentaires - Hygiène et sécurité du travail
Year 2007
Convention or series no. INRS ND 2266-206-07
Author(s) Protois J.C., Blachère V., Morèle Y.
Title Evaluation of occupational exposure to di-2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP)
Original title Evaluation de l'exposition professionnelle au phtalate de di-(éthyl-2 hexyle) (DEHP) [in French]
Bibliographic information Mar. 2007, No.206, p.51-58. 13 ref.
Internet access$File/ND2266.pdf [in French]
Abstract Di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) is mainly used as a plasticizer in the polyvinyl chloride industry. This article reviews the findings of various studies on the exposure to DEHP, together with the results of the analysis of personal and environmental air samples collected during visits to twelve French plastics processing enterprises. In general, exposures to DEHP were found to be low. Because certain forms of processing generate DEHP-rich dusts or fumes, it is advisable to equip these installations with local exhaust ventilation or more simply to accelerate the switch less-toxic phthalates or other classes of plasticizers which is already well underway in areas such as textile fabric coating.
Descriptors (primary) bis(ethylhexyl) phthalate; plasticizers; plastics converting industry; exposure evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; antifertility effects; local exhaust; personal sampling; France; determination in air; toxic substances; limitation of exposure; breathing atmosphere; substitution; sampling and analysis; polyvinyl chloride
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Chemicals, plastics and rubber
Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Esters and salts
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures
Exposure evaluation