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Phthalates are by far the most widely used plasticizers, primarily to make soft and flexible polyvinyl chloride (PVC) for the applications in the industry of automotive, building & construction material, cable, flooring, medical device and toys. Minor quantity of phthalates are used in adhesives, caulk, sealants, paint to improve work performance. Small molecule phthalates are used as solvents in perfumes to provide longer linger longer and in nail polish to prevent chipping.
Alan H. Mann.; Shirley C. Price.; Fiona E. Mitchell.; Paul Grasso.; Richard H. Hinton.; James W. Bridges. Comparison of the short-term effects of di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate, di(n-hexyl) phthalate, and di(n-octyl) phthalate in rats. Toxicol. Appl. Pharmacol. 1985, 77 (1),116-132.
Paul M.D. Foster.; Lucy V. Thomas.; Melvyn W. Cook.; Sharat D. Gangolli. Study of the testicular effects and changes in zinc excretion produced by some n-alkyl phthalates in the rat. Toxicol. Appl. Pharmacol. 1980, 54 (3), 392-398.
Hazard Statements: H360FD
May damage fertility. Suspected of damaging the unborn child. May damage fertility. May damage the unborn child.
Precautionary Statements: P201-P202-P281-P308+P313-P501c
Obtain special instructions before use. Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood. Use personal protective equipment as required. IF exposed or concerned: Get medical advice/attention. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant