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Potential sources and environmental fates of certain phthalates

Jones, Lisa and Allen, Catherine and Staines, Anthony and Regan, Fiona and Lawler, Jenny (2016) Potential sources and environmental fates of certain phthalates. In: EmCon 2016, 20-23 Sept 2016, Sydney, Australia.

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Abstract

Phthalate esters are a group of synthetic organic chemicals that are most commonly used as plasticizers in polyvinyl chloride (PVC) materials. Common end uses for PVC, and therefore phthalates, include tubing, blood bags, medical devices, clothing, flooring, packaging, toys, automobile parts, flooring, and roofing. Phthalates have been found to be recalcitrant, ubiquitous within the environment, and in many cases, detrimental to human and animal health. This project represents an important collaboration between three research centers (DCU, ASU, & NIVA) with support from local Irish utilities, to assess the potential sources and environmental fates of priority phthalates in Ireland.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Event Type:Conference
Refereed:No
Subjects:Physical Sciences > Analytical chemistry
Biological Sciences > Biochemistry
Physical Sciences > Environmental chemistry
Physical Sciences > Chemistry
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science and Health > School of Chemical Sciences
DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science and Health > School of Biotechnology
Research Initiatives and Centres > National Centre for Sensor Research (NCSR)
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
Funders:Environmental Protection Agency
ID Code:21444
Deposited On:21 Oct 2016 09:10 by Lisa Jones. Last Modified 05 Sep 2017 16:20

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