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Phthalates in PVC floors taken up by the body in infants
Date:5/23/2012

hthalates in infants can be related to flooring materials using softened PVC in the home. It should be pointed out that both DEHP and BBzP are banned for use in toys for small children owing to health risks.

"With this study as a basis, we can establish that there are other sources that should be taken into consideration in regard to the uptake of banned chemicals and that we do not only ingest them in our food," says Carl-Gustaf Bornehag, professor of public health at Karlstad University and leader of the study. The findings also show that phthalates can be taken up in different ways, both through food and probably through breathing and through the skin.


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Contact: Carl-Gustaf Bornehag
carl-gustaf.bornehag@kau.se
46-070-586-6565
Swedish Research Council
Source:Eurekalert

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