Phthalates are a group of chemicals with a wide variety of uses in commercial products. They appear as softeners, or "plasticizers" in a number of plastics such as vinyl, and they also are components of many cosmetics and consumer products, including children's toys. In recent years, several members of this class have been associated with adverse reproductive and endocrine health effects, leading to calls to remove certain phthalates from the market. Scorecard provides limited health effects information on the phthalate metabolites measured by CDC, and more detailed information on parent phthalate compounds (parent compounds follow metabolites in the list below). Industrial release data for some of these parent compounds are available from the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI). CDC's biomonitoring results for phthalates are available at http://www.cdc.gov/exposurereport/phthalates/default.htm

Health Hazards

No data available for Rank Facilities on phthalates as a class.