[GRRN] "Girls may face risks from phthalates" in SCIENCE NEWS

From: Stephanie C. Davis (ScD18@WasteReductionRemedies.com)
Date: Fri Sep 08 2000 - 18:01:01 EDT

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    ---------- article by by Janet Raloff in SCIENCE NEWS

    http://www.sciencenews.org/20000909/fob3.asp

    Lots of ramifications for food, medical & consumer products.

    Excerpt: "The most dramatic difference showed up in the blood concentrations of di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP), the most widely used phthalate. In the five normal girls whose blood contained DEHP, its concentration averaged 70 parts per billion; among the girls with premature breast development and detectable DEHP, the concentration averaged 450 ppb."



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