Category Archives: Phthalates

DEHP is teratogenic in mice

More and more studies in recent years have shown that the banned plastiziser: Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP), is an endocrine disruptor, which disturbs the male reproduction. A new study documents, that DEHP also is teratogenic  in pregnant mice receiving  with oral gavage 500 mg DEHP/kg body weight dissolved in corn oil from embryonic days (E)7 to 16.   Structure formula for…
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Dioxin 2014 in Madrid, Spain

Every year there is a very large International Symposium on Halogenated Persistent Organic Pollutants arranged somewhere in the World. These days from August 31st - September 5th the 34th Symposium is going on in Madrid, Spain. The symposium chair is my friend Dr. Begona Jiménez, I met at a EU project evaluation meeting some years ago.…
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EU overrules a Danish national ban of four phthalates

In 2011 Denmark submitted a proposal for the EU regulation of four phthalates, and in the same time a Danish ban was decided for the placing on the market of articles intended for use indoors and articles that may come into direct contact with the skin or mucous membranes containing one or more of the four…
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