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Do you know environmental hormones?

Aug 25, 2021

Q1. What is a "plasticizer"?


1. Plasticizers are not legal food additives.

2. Plasticizers or plasticizers, plasticizers, are additives that increase the flexibility of materials or the liquefaction of materials. The added objects include plastic, concrete, wall plaster, cement and plaster, etc.

3. There are more than one hundred types of plasticizers, but the most commonly used is a group of compounds called phthalates; such as DBP, DEHP, DINP, DIDP, BBP and DNOP.


Q2. What is the toxicity of common plasticizers?

Judgments based:

World Health Organization (WHO)-Cancer Research Center (IARC), the latest information in May 2011;

EU 2008 risk assessment report of DEHP and other plasticizers;

European Food Safety Authority;

United States Environmental Protection Agency Hazardous Materials Integrated Risk Database;

* Tokyo Metropolitan Research Institute "Compilation of Endocrine Disrupting Substances (67 Species)"

Plasticizers Regulatory Status

Chemical Name

Applicatio

carcinogenicity

reproductive toxicity

Environmental Endocrine

DEHP Di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate

Food packaging, medical equipment, building materials, plasticizers

Animal:WHO-IARC:2B

ainmail:yes human:under research

yes

BBP Butyl benzyl phthalate

Building materials (including PVC), artificial leather, gas car interior, plasticizer

Animal:WHO-IARC:3

ainmail:yes human:under research

yes

DBP Di-n-butyl phthalate

FoodPackaging, Latex binder, solvent

No sufficient proof to support WHO-IARC: NO

ainmail:yes human:under research

yes

DINP Diisononyl phthalate

shoes outsole, Building materials , plasticizers

No sufficient proof to support WHO-IARC: NO

ainmail:uncertain
human:under research

no

DIDP Dlisodecyl phthalate

floor glue, rubber cushion, power cable

No sufficient proof to support WHO-IARC: NO

ainmail:uncertain
human:under research

no

DnOP Dioctyl phthalate

Viscosity i regulator, canvas

No sufficient proof to support WHO-IARC: NO

ainmail:uncertain
human:under research

no

DI8P Di-isobutyl phthalate

paint, pulp

No sufficient proof to support WHO-IARC: NO

ainmail:uncertain
human:under research

no

DEP Diethyl Phthalate

solvent, personal care,ink

No sufficient proof to support WHO-IARC: NO

ainmail:yes human:under research

yes

DMP Dimethyl phthalate

solvent, personal care,ink

No sufficient proof to support WHO-IARC: NO

ainmail:uncertain
human:under research

no

Q3. What are "environmental hormones"?

1. Environmental hormones generally refer to endocrine disrupting substances from the environment.

2. the environmental pollution caused by some synthetic chemical substances, they return to our body (or other organisms) through the food chain. It can simulate the natural hormones in the body, interfere with the function of hormones, and then affect the most basic physiology in the body. Regulating function, and environmental hormone chemical pollutants can be passed to the next generation through breast milk, so environmental hormones may affect the reproductive function and development of organisms.