Diethyl phthalate (DEP)

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{{#badges: ToxicSludge}} Diethyl phthalate (DEP) is one of a group of chemicals known as phthalates. DEP is used as a solvent in perfumes, colognes, deodorants, soaps, shampoos, and hand lotions.[1] When exposed to DEP, humans excrete mono-ethyl phthalate (MEP) in their urine.[2]

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  1. Centers for Disease Control, Fourth National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals, Accessed August 5, 2010
  2. Centers for Disease Control, Fourth National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals, Accessed August 5, 2010

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