In recent years, a group of chemicals known as phthalates have come under increasing scrutiny. Phthalates are used in hundreds of consumer products to soften and increase the flexibility of certain plastics and vinyl. Phthalates are also used in cosmetics, personal care products, detergents, food packaging, plastic wraps, medical devices, building materials and other products.

All of the human health effects of exposure to phthalates are not yet fully known, but are being studied by several government agencies, including the Food and Drug Administration, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, and the National Toxicology Program's Center for the Evaluation of Risks to Human Reproduction.

To date, some types of phthalates have been banned in the U.S. in some types of products made for children.

EMSL Analytical offers a wide range of testing services to identify phthalates. These services are available to the public, health professionals, retailers, manufacturers, importers and government agencies.

Years of experience and utilizing advanced analytical techniques have made EMSL one of the world's leading phthalate testing providers. This allows EMSL to provide customers with rapid results based on proven scientific techniques.