Carl-Gustaf Bornehag, Ph.D., from Karlstad University in Sweden, and colleagues used data from the Swedish Environmental Longitudinal Mother and Child, Asthma and Allergy (SELMA) study and The Infant Development and Environment Study (TIDES), conducted in the United States, to examine the correlation between prenatal phthalate
exposure and language development.
There is growing concern that phthalate
exposures, particularly during the prenatal period, may have an impact on child neurobehavioral development (Bennett et al.
The study is the first to compare phthalate
exposures in people who reported dining out to those more likely to enjoy home-cooked meals.
Sixty-one percent of the group replied in the survey that they had eaten out within the previous 24 hours, and the majority of those respondents showed an increased level of phthalate
biomarkers when their urine was tested.
According to the solvent used for the phthalate
extraction, an organic solvent such as dichloromethane  or acetone , hexane, and acetonitrile  has been used.
Everyone knows that non-phthalate PVC plasticizers are the weak siblings of phthalate
Looking for an association, the researchers analyzed phthalate
concentration in the urine of 2,350 women who participated in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.
ester plasticizers that long have dominated the flexible PVC market have some serious non-phthalate competition, including some newer alternatives.
Several studies on the effects of prenatal phthalate
exposure on pregnancy duration and birth outcomes have been published [4-6,10-17].
Group B was given 0.15 ml of Dioctyl phthalate
(DOP) dissolved in 0.4 ml of corn oil daily for 15 days.
The data may help explain high phthalate
levels seen in babies treated in neonatal intensive care units (SN: 8/13/05, p.