Survey of di-(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate plasticiser contamination of retail Danish milks

Jens Højslev Petersen

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Abstract

An investigation of residues of di-(2-ethylhexyl)-phthalate (DEHP) in retail whole milk in samples from one German and 14 Danish dairies is reported. The investigation was performed about six months after the use of DEHP-plasticized milk tubing was banned in Denmark. The results indicate a mean concentration of DEHP lower than 50-mu-g/litre in retail whole milk. Based on these data and the Tolerable Daily Intake (TDI) for DEHP of 25-mu-g/kg body weight laid down by the EEC Scientific Committee for Food, it is concluded that the intake of DEHP from milk and milk products does not, even through a whole life, constitute a danger to health for the Danish population.
Original languageEnglish
JournalFood Additives and Contaminants
Volume8
Issue number6
Pages (from-to)701-705
ISSN0265-203X
Publication statusPublished - 1991

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