Phthalates: Environmental and Health Effects


Müfide Aydoğan Ahbab, PhD – Associate Professor, Hamidiye Vocational School of Health Services, University of Health Sciences, İstanbul, Turkey
Nurhayat Barlas, PhD – Professor, Science Faculty, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey

Series: Environmental Remediation Technologies, Regulations and Safety
BISAC: MED116000; MED037000

Phthalates are esters of phthalic acid that are groups of chemicals used mainly in the production of plastics. Phthalates are also called plasticizers and they make solid plastics flexible and soft. Besides plastics, phthalates are also used as raw materials and/or auxiliary chemicals in many industrial activities. Because of their widespread use, phthalates are very common in nature and are classified as non-persistent pollutants. Their harmful effects have started to be shown by studies conducted in the last 20-30 years which revealed that phthalates have endocrine disrupting effects, among other health consequences. This book deals with the various health and environmental effects of phthalates.

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Analytical Aspects of Phthalate Exposure
Pelin Köseoğlu Yılmaz and Gamze Ergin Kızılçay
Department of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
Chapter DOI: 10.52305/RFKG2126

Chapter 2. Cardiovascular Consequences of Human Exposure to Phthalates
Melissa Mariana1, Miguel Castelo-Branco1,2, MD, PhD, Amadeu M. Soares3, PhD, and Elisa Cairrao1,2, PhD
1Health Sciences Research Centre (CICS-UBI), University of Beira Interior, Covilha, Portugal
2Faculty of Health Sciences (FCS-UBI), University of Beira Interior, Covilha, Portugal
3Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM), University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal
Chapter DOI: 10.52305/RROG6287

Chapter 3. Role of Phthalates on Adiposity: Epidemiological Evidence
Cláudia Ribeiro, Joana Araújo and Elisabete Ramos
EPIUnit – Institute of Public Health, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
Laboratory for Integrative and Translational Research in Population Health (ITR), Porto, Portugal
Department of Public Health and Forensic Sciences, and Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
Chapter DOI: 10.52305/EYJS9000

Chapter 4. Genotoxic and Mutagenic Effects of Phthalates
Emel Atlı
Department of Mathematics and Science Education, Nevsehir Haci Bektas Veli University, Nevsehir, Turkey
Chapter DOI: 10.52305/DSUU3957

Chapter 5. Are Phthalates Diabetogenic Chemicals?
Fulya Dal Yöntem1 and Müfide Aydoğan Ahbab2
1Koç University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Biophysics, Istanbul, Turkey
2University of Health Sciences Turkey, Hamidiye Vocational School of Health Services, Istanbul, Turkey
Chapter DOI: 10.52305/MAJR8422

Chapter 6. Reproductive and Developmental Effects of Phthalates
Gözde Karabulut1 and Nurhayat Barlas2
Dumlupınar University, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, Kütahya, Turkey
 2Hacettepe University, Science Faculty, Department of Biology, Ankara, Turkey
Chapter DOI: 10.52305/JWPC4393

Chapter 7. Impact of Phthalates on Oxidative Stress Metabolism: A Key Mechanism Contributes to the Disease Pathogenesis
Duygu Aydemir and Nuriye Nuray Ulusu
Koc University, School of Medicine, Department of Medical Biochemistry, Sariyer, Istanbul, Turkey
Koç University Research Center for Translational Medicine (KUTTAM), Sariyer, Istanbul, Turkey
Chapter DOI: 10.52305/MMXP2149

Chapter 8. Epigenetic Effects of Phthalates
Unzile Yaman1 and Belma Kocer-Gumusel2,*
Katip Celebi University, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Toxicology, İzmir, Turkey
2Lokman Hekim University, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Toxicology, Ankara, Turkey
Chapter DOI: 10.52305/RUVU2544

Chapter 9. Recent Advances in Biosensor Based Phthalate Analysis
Erkut Yılmaz1, Müfide Aydoğan Ahbab2, Fatma Gülruy Aydın3, Emir Alper Türkoğlu4
Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Science and Letters, Aksaray University, Aksaray, Turkey
2Hamidiye Vocational School of Health Services, University of Health Sciences Turkey, İstanbul, Turkey
3Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Health Sciences Turkey, İstanbul, Turkey
4Department of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Health Sciences Turkey, İstanbul, Turkey
Chapter DOI: 10.52305/XHNY8229


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