Occurrence of Phthalic Esters in Wheel Covers in Vehicles
a University of Defence, Brno, b Department of Food Technology, Mendel University, Brno
Twenty-four samples of steering wheel covers have been analyzed for dibutyl (DBP) and bis(2-ethylhexyl) (DEHP) phthalates. The phthalates were determined by HPLC. The first analysis was performed immediately after vehicle purchase second analysis after five-months sto¬rage. The phthalate contents significantly decreased in the meantime. Phthalates are carcinogens and toxic to animals So far neither the Czech nor EU legislation have dealt with these problems.
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