industrial contaminants

HideShow resource information
  • Created by: Tanya
  • Created on: 23-05-12 20:15

Phthalates is the name for a group of chemicals that have a variety of industrial uses and are found in a wide range of household and consumer goods. In food packaging, phthalate use is limited mainly to making materials such as adhesives and some printing inks. 

Phthalates take a long time to degrade, or break down, in the environment. This means that they may be found at low levels in some foods. 

Phthalates are used as a medium


No comments have yet been made

Similar Home Economics resources:

See all Home Economics resources »