High-molecular-weight (HMW) phthalates used as plasticizers include butylbenzyl phthalate (BBzP), di(2ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), diisononyl phthalate (DiNP), and diisodecyl phthalate
The seven phthalates are Butylbenzyl phthalate (BBP), Dibutyl phthalate (DBP), Diethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP), Diethyl phthalate (DEP), Diisodecyl phthalate
(DIDP), Diisononyl phthalate (DINP), and Di-n-octyl phthalate (DNOP).
Each individual parent ion scan experiment is represented as follows: (1) dibutyl phthalate (DBP); (2) benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP); (3) bis(2-ethylhexyl) adipate (DEHA); (4) bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP); (5) di-n-octyl phthalate (DNOP); (6) dioctyl terephthalate (DOTP); (7) diisononyl phthalate (DINP); (8) diisodecyl phthalate
They are hard to avoid and harder to identify on a label because there are many forms, including DBP (dibutyl phthalate), DINP (diisononyl phthalate), DEP (diethyl phthalate), DEHP (di 2-ethylhexl phthalate), DMP (dimethyl phthalate), BBP (benzyl butyl phthalate), DNOP (di-noctyl phthalate), and DIDP (diisodecyl phthalate
Concerns about ortho-phthalate-based plasticizers led the European Union Commission, in 1999, to restrict the use of diethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP) in toys and childcare articles and diisononyl phthalate (DINP) and diisodecyl phthalate
(DIDP) for toys that can be placed in the mouth.
In 1999, six phthalate esters (diisononyl phthalate, diisodecyl phthalate
(DIDP), bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP or DOP), dibutyl phthalate, benzyl butyl phthalate, and di-n-octyl phthalate) are forbidden to be used in childcare articles and toys that are intended to be placed in the mouths of children under the age of 3 in Europe.
The health department on Monday said tests revealed the British firm s Augmentin antibiotic tablet contained several plasticisers, including diisodecyl phthalate
(DIDP), raising "quality concerns."
Batches of the drug were recalled in the Hong Kong and Taiwan as they were said to contain an unsafe chemical additive, known as diisodecyl phthalate
(DIDP) which could induce adverse side-effects in children.
Concentrations of DBP (dibutyl phthalate), BBP (benzyl butyl phthalate) and DEHP (di 2-ethylhexl phthalate) will now be limited to 1,000 mg/kg in all products for children, while DINP (diisononyl phthalate), DNOP (di-n-octyl phthalate), and DIDP (diisodecyl phthalate
) are limited to 1,000 mg/kg in products for children under four years old.
Markets Oxypar SA's plasticizers and diisodecyl phthalate
The same policy prohibits diisononyl phthalate (DINP), diisodecyl phthalate
(DIDP), or di-n-octyl phthalate (DnOP) in any childrens toy that can be placed in a childs mouth in concentrations above 0.1% by weight.
Health authorities earlier this week recommended local hospitals to stop prescribing Augmentin after traces of a plasticiser known as Diisodecyl phthalate
(DIDP) were found in the drug, it said.