29 Jan '16, 5am

Phthalates Absorbed More Readily Than Previously Thought

Phthalates Absorbed More Readily Than Previously Thought SVOCs like phthalates are released into the air, according to a new study, so you’re breathing and absorbing them, not just eating them. By Candace Pearson Di-n-butyl phthalate's structure and light weight enable it to quickly pass into our bodies from the air. Photo: Kamil CC BY 4.0 Conventional wisdom has had us focusing on volatile organic compounds (VOCs) as a top priority for indoor air quality. Designers who know about them at all probably consider semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs) and non-volatile compounds as lower priorities. That’s because VOCs can instantly vaporize under normal indoor conditions; they can have an immediate and noticeable impact on anyone who breathes. SVOCs have generally been lumped together with non-volatile organic compounds and thought mostly to represent an exposure risk if rub...

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