Karin Russ, CHE Fertility working group
on March 12, 2012 10:22 AM
Hello, On this call, the speakers have supplied a list of resources you may find on the call's Background/Resources page: http://www.healthandenvironment.org/partnership_calls/10348?res. Please also check back to the CHE website in a few days for an MP3 recording to share with colleagues.
Lin Kaatz Chary
on March 12, 2012 10:54 AM
Thank you for this great presentation. Contemplating the proposal for a complete ban on some phthalates, are there requirements that there be existing substitutes which are not equally toxic, and how does this process work? Also, in the current DfE process, the objective appears to be to make a "safer" PVC using phthalate alternatives. I find this extremely problematic and would appreciate any comments from the speakers. Thank you.
on March 12, 2012 10:59 AM
For Dr. Swan - does the short half life of phthalates in products mean that effects are generally understated, in individual exposures when tested - or is it protective of individual exposure? Do we know??
The short half-life means that we might at some times (for example several hours after eating or using a personal care product) underestimate our "average"exposure, while other times (maybe a few hours after a meal or after using a product) overestimate the average exposure. On balance, it probably cancels out, though does introduce variability that makes it harder to detect effects.