From: Robina Suwol
Date: 24 Oct 2006
Remote Name: 188.8.131.52
Our Stolen Future
The phthalate DEHP increases allergic reaction to a mite allergen in mice at levels within the range deemed safe by current EPA standards. The dose-response relationship followed an inverted-U pattern, with an intermediate dose causing larger effects than the highest dose use.
This is the first report of non-monotonic response for a phthalate. The results implicate DEHP as a possible causal agent in increasing prevalence of allergic reactions in developed countries.