Di-n-butyl phthalate modifies PMA-induced macrophage differentiation of THP-1 monocytes via PPARγ. -

The present study was part of the research project Inhalation and prenatal exposure to phthalates: influence on airway immunology, conducted at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, and was funded by the Norwegian research council (Research grant number: 228129).

Feeding tubes for neonates – leaching of plasticizers in food simulating solutions and resulting changes in mechanical properties. -

INTRODUCTION: Leaching of plasticizers, especially the phthalate DEHP (diethylhexyl phthalate), from PVC materials is well-known, and health-concerns are raised with regards to human exposure to DEHP leached from the materials [1]. Still, PVC tubes are used as feeding tubes, also for neonates and prematures. At Haukeland University Hospital (Bergen, Norway), the use of PVC feeding […]

Estrogenicity and resin based dental materials -

Dental research has shown that small quantities of BPA and phthalates are eluted from resin-based materials and may be traced in saliva for a short period of time.