Phthalate esters: Occurrence and biological effects

  • David B. Peakall
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Part of the Residue Reviews book series (RECT, volume 54)


This review considers the occurrence and biological activity of phthalates. The analytical procedures and problems have been reviewed by Fishbein and Albro (1972). Source documents of especial value were the National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences Symposium (third issue of Environmental Health Perspectives, January 1973), Society of Plastic Engineers Symposium (March 1973), and the Toxicology Information Response Center Report (Autian 1972 and 1973). Many articles in Russian and other eastern European languages have been obtained through the U.S.-U.S.S.R. Health Exchange Program under the sponsorship of the National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences; these articles are considered in more detail as they are not readily available to many scientists


Phthalic Acid Dibutyl Phthalate Phthalate Ester Phthalic Anhydride Dioctyl Phthalate 
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  • David B. Peakall
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  1. 1.Section of Ecology and Systematics, Langmuir LaboratoryCornell UniversityIthacaUSA

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