© 2003

Series Anthropogenic Compounds

Phtalate Esters

  • Editors
  • Charles A. Staples

Part of the The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry book series (HEC, volume 3Q)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Marian K. Stanley, Kenneth A. Robillard, Charles A. Staples
    Pages 1-7
  3. Frank David, Pat Sandra, Bart Tienpont, Freddy Vanwalleghem, Michael Ikonomou
    Pages 9-56
  4. Ian T. Cousins, Donald Mackay, Thomas F. Parkerton
    Pages 57-84
  5. Dennis R. Peterson, Charles A. Staples
    Pages 85-124
  6. Kathryn Clark, Ian T. Cousins, Donald Mackay, Kentaro Yamada
    Pages 125-177
  7. Frank A. P. C. Gobas, Cheryl E. Mackintosh, Glenys Webster, Michael Ikonomou, Thomas F. Parkerton, Kenneth Robillard
    Pages 201-225
  8. Kathryn Clark, Ian T. Cousins, Donald Mackay
    Pages 227-262
  9. Christopher A. Bradlee, Paul Thomas
    Pages 263-298
  10. Raymond M. David, Gerhard Gans
    Pages 299-316
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 351-353

About this book



Phthalate esters are an important class of chemicals widely used in commercial applications, primarily as plasticizers to soften vinyl, but are also used in consumer products. This book reviews the state of the science of phthalate esters in the environment. Key information reviewed includes analytical methodologies, a compilation of concentration measurements in water, sediment, soil, air, dust, and food, plus an assessment of critical exposure pathways. In addition, key physical properties data and fate characteristics that control exposure are reviewed. Pertinent ecotoxicity data and mammalian toxicity and human health information are reviewed. Finally, potential environmental risks are addressed.


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