bis(2-ETHYLHEXYL)PHTHALATE

General Information


Synonyms: DEHP
Functional Class:
  • Food Contaminant
    • CONTAMINANT

Evaluations


Evaluation year: 1989
Comments: The Committee previously concluded that DEHP is a peroxisome-proliferator and carcinogen in the livers of both rats and mice and induces age-dependent testicular atrophy in rats. The use of food-contact materials from which bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate may migrate is provisionally accepted on condition that the amount of the substance migrating into food is reduced to the lowest level technologically attainable.
Tolerable Intake: NONE ESTABLISHED
Meeting: 33
Report: TRS 776-JECFA 33/31
Tox Monograph: FAS 24-JECFA 33/221
Previous Years: 1984, TRS 710-JECFA 28/24, FAS 19-JECFA 28/144. LOWEST LEVEL TECHNOLOGICALLY ATTAINABLE (PROVISIONAL).