Phthalates: Health Effects, Detection and Exposure Prevention


Miguel Owens (Editor)

Series: Chemistry Research and Applications
BISAC: SCI013000

Phthalates are ester derivatives that have been used to alter the flexibility of plastics since the 1930s, and are ubiquitous in our daily life. The first chapter of this book discusses how perinatal exposure to phthalates may induce alterations in brain neural growth and differentiation, with neurocognitive and behavioral consequences.

Chapter two investigates the advantages and/or disadvantages of some analytical methods used in the past few years for chromatographic detection. The fourth chapter discusses the widespread application of phthalates and the role of liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry technique used in the detection, determination and confirmation of the chemical. The final chapter examines the assessment of phthalate exposure in polymer materials with advanced numerical algorithms. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1
Phthalates and Neurodevelopmental Toxicity: A Review of the Evidence
(Myriam Bickle Graz, Jean-François Tolsa, Céline Fischer Fumeaux, Clinic of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, University Hospital of Lausanne, Lausanne CHUV, Switzerland)

Chapter 2
A Critical Review on the Chromatographic Detection of Phthalates in Different Matrices: Problems and Solutions
(Mario Vincenzo Russo, and Pasquale Avino, Dept. Agriculture, Environment and Food, University of Molise, Campobasso, Italy)

Chapter 3
The Role of Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry Techniques in the Detection, Determination and Confirmation of Phthalates
(Paolo Lucci and Oscar Núñez, Department of Food Science, University of Udine, Udine, Italy, and others)

Chapter 4
Proposal of New Approaches for Exposure Assessment of Phthalates—Exposure Assessment of Phthalates in Polymer Materials
(Yukihiro Ouchi, Fumitaka Maruyama, and Shigehiko Fujimaki, Consumer Testing Service Division, SGS Japan Inc., Godo-cho, Hodogaya-ku, Yokohama, Japan)


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