risk due to DEHP

What is DEHP ?

DEHP (diethylhexyl phthalate) is next to PAK one of the most widely-used “plastic softeners”. DEHP is used in many plastics such as PVC are mixed to make them more elastic. We have people come in almost daily with this plasticizer. DEHP is in the floor coverings, cables, plastic bottles, Shoe soles, coatings and in food packaging.

What danger brings about DEHP ?

Scientists from New York’s “Center for Biomedical Research” have demonstrated on the basis of experiments with rats, DEHP can alter the hormonal balance drastically. Even if rats have a different metabolism than humans, can wreak assumed that DEHP on the human body Comparison “damage”. Also in low and on long time quantities distributed spaces.

What DEHP is in the body ?

DEHP can stimulate the level of sex hormones of humans, so that an early puberty can be caused. Furthermore, diethylhexyl phthalate, can have health effects on the testis, kidney and liver.