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Alternative methods, Health

22 - 06 - 2015

A phthalate substitute could be harmful

Some phthalates, commonly used as plasticizers, can disrupt the effect of some hormones. In order to replace these toxic phthalates, manufacturers have developed an alternative plasticizer called DINCH. However, in a recent study, Canadian researchers have shown that DINCH is harmful to in vitro rat fat cells.