- They looked at BPA and urinary metabolites of di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (ΣDEHPm) and diisononyl phthalate (DiNPm) among 8877 subjects of the US population.
- Participants with high consumption had 23.8% and 39.0% higher levels of ΣDEHPm and DiNPm than participants with lower fast food exposure. No correlation with BPA.
- Phthalates can enter the body though inhalation, through the skin, or through contaminated food or water.
- Data used was from the 2003-2010 NHANES from the CDC.
Zota, Ami R., Cassandra A. Phillips, and Susanna D. Mitro. Recent Fast Food Consumption and Bisphenol A and Phthalates Exposures among the U.S. Population in NHANES, 2003–2010. Environmental Health Perspectives. http://dx.doi.org/10.1289/ehp.1510803. Advance Publication: 13 April 2016. Link to PDF.