1. Phthalate contamination in China – a review of sources, distribution and trends

    Phthalates (also known as phthalic acid esters, or PAEs) are used as plasticisers in many consumer products, such as plastics and polyvinyl chloride (PVC), and as solvents in adhesives, cosmetics and paints. Phthalates are one of the most common organic contaminants in the environment, but data about human exposure to them are limited.

    Published September 2018 Issue 20
  2. Unravelling the link between kidney disease and environmental contaminants in the North Central Province of Sri Lanka

    Chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology (CKDu) has been sweeping parts of Sri Lanka in recent years, mainly affecting farmers in the North Central Province, but also in the Northern Province, the Eastern Province, the North Western Province, the Uva Province and the Central Province.

    Published April 2018 Issue 19