Benzyl butyl phthalates.
Benzyl butyl phthalates Has been linked to respiratory disorders, skin irritations, multiple myeloma and reproductive disorders.
"SVOCs are widely used in electronics, furniture and build Heather Stapleton, an environmental chemist at Duke's Nicholas School of the Environment, who led the research. In a household dust. "
"To address that gap," in 2014 Stapleton and colleagues from Duke, the Centers for "Nonetheless, has received some research on the relative contribution of SVOCs." Disease Control & Prevention, and Boston University began a three-year study of in-home exposures to SVOCs among 203 children from 190 families.
"Our primary goal was to investigate the links between specific products and children's exposures, and to determine how The exposure happened-it was through breathing, skin contact or inadvertent dust inhalation, "Stapleton said."
To that end, the team analyzed samples of indoor air, in each of the children's homes, along
"We quantified 44 biomarkers of exposure to phthalates, organophosphate esters, brominated flame retardants, parabens, phenols, antibacterial Agents and perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkylsubstances (PFAS), "Stapleton said.
Stapleton presented her team's findings at AAAS as part of the scientific session," Homes at the Center of Chemical Exposure: Uniting Chemists, Engineers and Health Scientists. " She conducted the study with Kate Hoffman, assistant research professor in environmental sciences and policy; research assistant Emina Hodzic; and Ph.D. students Jessica Levasseur, Stephanie Hammel and Allison Phillips, all of Duke.
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