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Re: [GreenYes] Plastics in our bodies?
For the 1999 Report, CDC scientists measured metabolites of seven major
phthalates. Di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP) and di-isononyl phthalate (DINP)
are the two phthalates produced in greatest quantity, with diethyl phthalate
(DEP)
and dibutyl phthalate (DBP) produced in much lower quantities.
However, data from the 1999 Report showed levels of
metabolites                     of DEP and DBP to be much higher in the
population than metabolites of either DEHP or DINP.

These new data have prompted CDC to conduct additional
studies to explain these findings by examining the pathways by which
these phthalates get into people's bodies. The data also indicate
that health research needs to focus on DEP and DBP, given that
the levels of their metabolites are much higher in the general
U.S. population.

http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/dls/report/Highlights.htm

Does anybody know the pathway for DEP and DBP exposure? What products are they
found in that are so ubiquitous if the other phthalates are produced in greater
quantities?

Cindy Pollock Shea

Kivi Leroux wrote:

> According to a Washington Post article, the CDC believes that most Americans
> carry detectable levels of plastics in their blood. It refers specifically
> to phthalates, which are found in PVC and many types of plastic films. Here
> is the article:
>
> http://washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A40329-2001Mar21.html
>






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