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Context - Phthalates are additives that are widely used in plastics and other materials, mainly to make them soft and flexible. They have applications in industry, in medicine and in consumer products.

There is public concern about phthalates because of their widespread use and occurrence in the environment. What is known about possible effects on environment and health?

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