Phthalates and bisphenol A biomonitoring in Italian mother-child pairs: link between exposure and juvenile diseases

Phthalates (diethylhexyl phthalate [DEHP] in particular) and Bisphenol A (BPA), extensively used as plasticizers, are non-persistent environmental contaminants whose well documented presence in humans raises concern since they act as endocrine disruptors (EDs), thus potentially affecting human health. EDs exposure during childhood deserves special attention since this represents a crucial susceptible phase of development. Recent studies have associated the exposure…

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Life KTE Envhealth Network

In 2016, eight LIFE projects promoted  the network on Knowledge Transfer and Exchange (KTE)  on environment and health (KTE LIFE EnvHealth), after the LIFE National Thematic Meeting “Participation, risk perception, knowledge transfer and exchange in environment and health” held in Florence, Italy, on 13 April 2016.The main objective of the Knowledge Platform is the promotion of good environmental practices across those stakeholders…

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LIFE-PERSUADED project: PHTHALATES AND BISPHENOL A BIOMONITORING IN ITALIAN MOTHER-CHILD PAIRS: LINK BETWEEN EXPOSURE AND JUVENILE DISEASES

LIFE PERSUADED project is focused on environmental contaminants of industrial origin, Bisphenol A (BPA), and di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP), extensively used as plasticizers. Both are non-persistent compounds known as endocrine disruptors (EDs). Despite the restrictions imposed in their use, they are continuously released and regularly detected in the environment and in food. They can reach humans through different ways, and, as…

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