Diethyl phthalate (DEP) belongs to the short-chain phthalates. Among others, it is used as plasticizers in cellulose based polymers. However, DEP is also used in cosmetics, textiles, pesticides, lubricants, and glues.
The Environmental Specimen Bank does not analyses the parent substance DEP in human samples, but its main metabolite MEP.
MEPMonoethyl phthalate is a primary metabolite of DEP.
Student groups with an even number of female and male students at the age of 20 to 29.
4 university cities as sampling areas.
2007 - 2015