Wenzel, A. G., Brock, J. W., Cruze, L., Newman, R. B., Unal, E. R., Wolf, B. J., Somerville, S. E., & Kucklick, J. R.; "Prevalence and predictors of phthalate exposure in pregnant women in Charleston, SC;" Chemosphere, 2018, 193, 394-402; DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2017.11.019. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29154114.
Phthalates are plasticizers commonly detected in human urine due to widespread exposure from PVC plastics, food packaging, and personal care products. Several phthalates are known antiandrogenic endocrine disruptors, which raises concern for prenatal exposure during critical windows of fetal development. While phthalate exposure is ubiquitous, certain demographics are subject to greater or lesser exposure. We sampled urine from 378 pregnant women d... Read more