governmentchemist


Endocrine disrupting chemical found in bottled water by Nick Boley
September 13, 2013, 15:21
Filed under: chemicals, Water | Tags: , ,

Researchers at the Goethe University Frankfurt in Frankfurt am Main, and the German Federal Institute of Hydrology have conducted tests on bottled water which have shown the presence of the endocrine disrutping chemical (EDC)  di(2-diethyl hexyl) fumarate (DEHF).

Tests were carried out using bioassay which confirmed endocrine disrupting behaviour, followed by High Resolution Gas Chromatography Mass Spectometry (HR-GCMS) to identify the EDC substance itself.

Although the report does not indicate the levels of DEHC in the bottled water, so the risk cannot be easily estimated, many EDCs are known to be active at exceptionally low levels and can be considered not to have an threshhold value.

 

Advertisements

Leave a Comment so far
Leave a comment



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s



%d bloggers like this: