Diethyl Phthalate Exposure: Overview

Modified on 2009/10/14 21:45 by admin
Diethyl Phtalate is a chemical used in soaps, cosmetics, and plastics. Exposure to Diethyl Phtalate may occur in a number of ways including, but not limited to, eating food out of plastic containers made with it or consuming contaminated fish, shellfish, and drinking water. In addition, Diethyl Phtalate may be absorbed through the skin or inhaled.

While there are no confirmed health hazards relating to Diethyl Phthalate, the substance is suspected of causing endocrine, gastrointestinal, nervous and respiratory system problems.

The National Center for Environmental Health recently conducted a study that found alarmingly high levels of Diethyl Phthalate in human subjects. The study suggests that exposure to this chemical is higher than previously thought.

See your doctor if you have experienced serious health problems because of Diethyl Phthalate exposure. In addition, it may be important to contact an attorney who can help you protect your legal rights. Please keep in mind that there may be time limits within which you must commence suit.

See Also

  1. Toxic & Hazardous Substances
  2. Digestive Disorders: Overview
  3. Head, Spinal Cord, Brain & Nerve Disorders: Overview
  4. Hormonal Disorders
  5. Lung & Airway Disorders
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