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Butyl benzyl phthalate

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Butyl benzyl phthalate is an additive used in plastics and other consumer products. Phthalates are hormone disruptors that target the male reproductive system. Read More.

Phthalates are synthetic chemicals that are added to hard plastics to make them soft and malleable. Phthalates can be found in everyday consumer products such as carpets, paints, glues, wall coverings, tablecloths, furniture upholstery, shower curtains, garden hoses, toys, shoes, automobile upholstery, food packaging and medical products. Exposure to phthalates has been linked to respiratory health problems, asthma and allergies in infants and children, and changes in reproductive system development in baby boys. The National Toxicology Program classifies a commonly used phthalate, called di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate or DEHP, as "reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen."

 

8

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2014ND20ND
2015ND10ND
2016ND10ND
2017ND20ND
2018ND10ND
2019ND10ND

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2014-01-2214023010107ND
2014-05-2014142004206ND
2015-06-1615168000201ND
2016-05-0316126005201ND
2017-02-2017053002601ND
2017-06-1217166003307ND
2018-04-1618109014401ND
2019-04-1619108000501ND