Triclosan and benzophenone-3 in Australian pooled infant urine

Heffernan, Amy, Eaglesham, Geoff, Hobson, Peter, Sly, Peter, Toms, Leisa-Maree, & Mueller, Jochen F. (2012) Triclosan and benzophenone-3 in Australian pooled infant urine. In Mueller, Jochen & Gaus, Caroline (Eds.) Organohalogen Compounds, Eco-Informa Press, Cairns, QLD, pp. 779-781.

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The period of developmental vulnerability begins at conception and extends through gestation, parturition, infanthood and adolescence. The World Health Organisation (WHO) acknowledges that children experience quantitatively and qualitatively different exposures to chemicals than adults, and that children may be more or less sensitive to a chemical than adults [1, 2]. For instance, because of mouthing behaviours, children have higher exposure to chemicals through non-dietary ingestion than adults [3, 4], and the possibility exists for different metabolism and/or toxicity between different groups due to the immaturity of defense mechanisms that are fully developed in adults [1]. Traditional toxicological studies are inappropriate for assessing the results of exposure at very low levels during critical periods of development. Biomonitoring data can be used to identify where policies should be directed in order to reduce exposure.

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ID Code: 56617
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: triclosan, benzophenone-3, Australia, infants, urine
ISSN: 1026-4892
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (050000) > ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT (050200) > Environmental Monitoring (050206)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Clinical Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 07 Mar 2013 05:04
Last Modified: 12 Mar 2013 23:05

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