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RE: [GRRN] Plastics in our bodies?
Cindy, 

DBP is used as a solvent in nail polishes and many other cosmetics, dyes,
adhesives and some plastic wraps.  You are right, it is ubiquitous.  For
good source material on this, go to http://www.ourstolenfuture.org

Anne Morse
Winona, Minnesota

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Cindy Shea [SMTP:cpshea@earthlink.net]
> Sent:	Thursday, March 22, 2001 12:09 PM
> To:	multiple recipients of
> Cc:	GreenYes List
> Subject:	Re: [GRRN] 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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