Assessing public awareness on the potential health risks of phthalate exposure in plastic consumer products

  • Andy Hu Author
  • Dale Chen Supervisor
  • BCIT School of Health Sciences, Environmental Health Institution
Keywords: Phthalates, chemical, awareness, plastic, toxicity, exposure

Abstract

Phthalates are chemical agents used to improve the plasticity of plastic products. Their ubiquitous use in various commercial products results in extensive exposure to humans. Toxicological studies have linked phthalate exposure to developmental and reproductive toxicity, presenting potential health risks. This study investigated the general population on their knowledge and hazard perception of phthalate exposure. The assessment determined if changes in policies or guidelines are needed to minimize potential health impacts from improper plastics handling.

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Published
2021-01-01
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Hu, A., Chen, D., & BCIT School of Health Sciences, Environmental Health. (2021). Assessing public awareness on the potential health risks of phthalate exposure in plastic consumer products. BCIT Environmental Public Health Journal. Retrieved from https://journals.bcit.ca/index.php/ehj/article/view/184
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