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[Plasticizer in house dust] 
Nagorka, R; Scheller, C; Ullrich, D 
Gefahrstoffe, Reinhaltung der Luft / Air Quality Control
ISSN: 0949-8036
EISSN: 1436-4891 
More than 500 house dust samples were collected and analysed in the course of a pilot study of the German Environmental Survey on children in 2001/2002. Generally, the 2-mm sieving fraction was analysed for the content of a broad range of plasticizers. Additionally, a subgroup of about 270 house dust samples was used to determine plasticizers in the 63-mu m fraction. For the first time Diisononylphthalate (DINP) and Diisodecylphthalate (DIDP) were determined on a large scale in a representative study. The three most abundant 95th-percentiles of the 2-mm fraction are 950 mg Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP)/kg, 180 mg DINP/kg and 120 mg Dibutylphthalate (DBP)/kg. The respective results of the 63-mu m fraction are 1 700 mg DEHP/kg, 280 mg DIN/kg and 180 mg DB/kg showing a general shift to increased values. The measures of precision are highly dependent on the type of plasticizer and fraction. Plasticizers like DEHP which have a high potential of abrasion show less homogeneous results of the coarse fraction than of the fine. Low molecular plasticizers like Diethylphthalate do not show this difference. 
phthalic acid bis(2 ethylhexyl) ester; phthalic acid derivative; phthalic acid dibutyl ester; phthalic acid diisodecyl ester; phthalic acid diisononyl ester; plasticizer; unclassified drug; accuracy; Germany; house dust; molecular weight; pilot study 
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