Phthalates in human samples: New results published, data searchable

Created at September 13, 2011

The results of the second retrospective monitoring study on phthalates in 24h-sampling urine are published and can now be searched.

Human Biomonitoring demonstrated that everybody in industrialised countries is exposed to phthalates or their degradation products. For this reason the Environmental Specimen Bank has continued their first retrospective study of phthalate exposure in 24h-sampling urine of young adults. Now the time series covers the years 1988 to 2008.
In nearly all urine samples metabolites of phthalates were detectable indicating a ubiquitous exposure of the German population over the complete study period.

Concentrations of primary and/or secondary metabolites of the following phthalates were analysed:

  • diethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP),
  • butylbenzyl phthalate (BBzP),
  • di-n-butyl phthalate (DnBP),
  • diisobutyl phthalate (DiBP), and
  • diisononyl phthalate (DiNP).

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Hint for your data search: Additionally to the tabular view of the data you can display the data in diagrams. As per default, diagrams are displayed as bar charts. In case of the phthalates also line, Box and Whisker, and stacked bar charts are applicable diagram types. Select the wanted diagram type in the list If applicable, view as and click on View. E.g., to display the sums of the respective metabolites select the diagram type Stacked bar chart.