In both cohorts, crude analyses revealed a significant correlation between prenatal urinary metabolite levels of dibutyl phthalate
and butyl benzyl phthalate
and language delay in children at a median age of 30 months to 37 months.
Despite the observed overlap in affected neurobehavioral domains, there is less consensus on the specific phthalate
responsible for neurodisruptive effects, and no prior study has accounted for the correlation among phthalates
by mutual adjustment.
The researchers then analyzed the links between what people ate and the levels of phthalate
break-down products found in each participant's urine sample.
The results showed a strong association between phthalate
exposure and dining out for all groups regardless of age or gender, but the strongest correlation was seen in young people, according to the researchers.
diester levels in personal air samples during pregnancy in two urban populations," Proceedings of Indoor Air, vol.
Moms and Dads were rightly concerned a decade ago over the gender-bending rumors that surrounded some low molecular weight (LMW) phthalate
plasticizers being used in toys, clothing and other plastisol applications.
In fact, those with the highest levels of mono-benzyle phthalate
and monoisobutyl-phthalate were almost two times more likely to have the disease than those with the lowest levels.
In Europe and North America, the phthalate
debate has centered on allegations that some of them are human endocrine disruptors or probable human carcinogens.
The aim of this study was to assess the impact of prenatal phthalate
exposure on pregnancy duration and various birth outcomes.
induced testicular toxicity and effect on testosterone level were prevented by co-administration of vitamin E and DOP.
, used as solvents and building blocks for plastics, are one worrisome group of chemicals.