06 Feb '12, 2pm

100以上の医薬品にフタル酸が成分として入っていることをボストン大とハーバード大の研究者が報告。 フタル酸はプラスチック製品の可塑剤として知られ、人への有害性懸念から規制されている物質。http://t.co/5aaN0SC9

Researchers from Boston University and Harvard University found more than 100 different prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications and dietary supplements contain phthalates as inactive ingredients. That is, the chemicals do not act as medicines but instead carry and deliver the medicinal ingredients. It's no secret that pharmaceuticals contain phthalates. The chemicals are sometimes listed as ingredients, and they have been measured in urine in people with chronic diseases – such as cystic fibrosis – who take a lot of medications. What's surprising is the extent of their use in such different types of products, including nutritional supplements. The exposures and possible health risks from the widespread sources remain unknown. However, any increase in exposure levels to these chemicals from dietary and medicinal sources is concerning because of health effects assoc...

Full article: http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/newscience/201...

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