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Measurements in urine samples from 20- to 29-year-old student volunteers of the German Environmental Specimen Bank

Figure Created 10 Oct 2022 Last modified 17 Nov 2022
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The charts show the levels of two different chemicals in the human body. One is banned now (DEHP) and the other was introduced as a substitute.

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  •  DEHP: (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate
  • DINCH: Diisononyl cyclohexane-1,2-dicarboxylate
  • 5OH-MEHP: 2-ethyl-5-hydroxy-hexylphthalate and is a marker metabolite of DEHP.  A  metabolite is a breakdown product of a substance in the human body
  • OH-MINCH: cyclohexane-1,2-dicarboxylic mono hydroxyisononyl ester and is a market metabolite of DINCH. A metabolite is a breakdown product of a substance in the human body
  • 5OH-MEHP and OH-MINCH: Breakdown products of DEHP and DINCH

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