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Wastewater based epidemiology for the assessment of phthalate health risk in Ireland
Allen, Catherine; Jones, Lisa; Regan, Fiona; Staines, Anthony; Lawler, Jenny
Phthalates are synthetic organic chemicals commonly used as plasticisers in PVC and additives in personal care products. Phthalates are ubiquitous within the environment, giving wide-range exposure to the public, and have been classed as endocrine disruptors, leading to a range of detrimental health effects (birth defects, decreased neurological development, association with some cancers and insulin resistance). This project will pioneer in using sewage epidemiology to determine phthalate exposure in Irish population. Risk assessment data will be used to relate the level of exposure to an associated health risk.
Keyword(s): Biology; Environmental chemistry; Chemistry
Publication Date:
2018
Type: Conference item
Peer-Reviewed: No
Language(s): English
Institution: Dublin City University
Funder(s): Environmental Protection Agency
Citation(s): Allen, Catherine and Jones, Lisa and Regan, Fiona and Staines, Anthony and Lawler, Jenny (2018) Wastewater based epidemiology for the assessment of phthalate health risk in Ireland. In: SETAC Europe 28th Annual Meeting, 13-17 May 2018, Rome, Italy.
File Format(s): application/pdf
Related Link(s): http://doras.dcu.ie/22399/1/SETAC_Poster-CA.pdf
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