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Contamination and human health risks of phthalate esters in vegetable and crop soils from the Huang-Huai-Hai region of China.
Sci Total Environ. 2021 Jul 15; 778:146281.ST

Abstract

The widespread presence of phthalate esters (PAEs) in a variety of agricultural inputs has led to PAE contamination in soils and farm products. The endocrine disruption and carcinogenicity of PAEs have attracted much attention. Our research investigated the characteristics of PAE pollution in the soils of vegetable fields and adjacent stable crop fields in four provinces/municipalities across a major agricultural production area in China. We found that the concentrations of PAEs in vegetable soils were not significantly higher than those in stable crop soils. The noncarcinogenic and carcinogenic risks from bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and dibutyl phthalate (DBP) to humans were calculated to represent the risk posed by PAEs. The results showed that diet was the main route for noncarcinogenic risks from PAEs in crop soil and vegetable soils. Because of the combined effect of the population dietary structure and the concentration of PAEs in soils, the noncarcinogenic risks from PAEs in crop soils were similar to or higher than those in vegetable soils. The same pattern was also applicable to the carcinogenic risk from DEHP. Low noncarcinogenic and carcinogenic risks posed by DEHP and DBP indicated that the current level of PAEs in soils did not decrease the safety of agricultural products in the Huang-Huai-Hai region. Stable crop soil, as a non-negligibly phthalate-polluted area, is worthy of as much attention as vegetable soil. This study provides scientific support for food safety risk assessment and control of PAE pollution in the main agricultural production areas in China.

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Agro-Environmental Protection Institute, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs/Key Laboratory of Original Agro-Environmental Pollution Prevention and Control, MARA/Tianjin Key Laboratory of Agro-Environment and Agro-Product Safety, Tianjin 300191, China; Eco-Environmental Protection Research Institute, Shanghai Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Shanghai 201403, China.Agro-Environmental Protection Institute, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs/Key Laboratory of Original Agro-Environmental Pollution Prevention and Control, MARA/Tianjin Key Laboratory of Agro-Environment and Agro-Product Safety, Tianjin 300191, China. Electronic address: zhaolixia@caas.cn.Agro-Environmental Protection Institute, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs/Key Laboratory of Original Agro-Environmental Pollution Prevention and Control, MARA/Tianjin Key Laboratory of Agro-Environment and Agro-Product Safety, Tianjin 300191, China.Agro-Environmental Protection Institute, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs/Key Laboratory of Original Agro-Environmental Pollution Prevention and Control, MARA/Tianjin Key Laboratory of Agro-Environment and Agro-Product Safety, Tianjin 300191, China.Agro-Environmental Protection Institute, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs/Key Laboratory of Original Agro-Environmental Pollution Prevention and Control, MARA/Tianjin Key Laboratory of Agro-Environment and Agro-Product Safety, Tianjin 300191, China; Department of Soil Quality, Wageningen University, Postbus 47, NL-6700, AA, Wageningen, Netherlands.Agro-Environmental Protection Institute, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs/Key Laboratory of Original Agro-Environmental Pollution Prevention and Control, MARA/Tianjin Key Laboratory of Agro-Environment and Agro-Product Safety, Tianjin 300191, China; College of Natural Resources and Environment, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou 510642, China. Electronic address: yongtao@scau.edu.cn.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

33721639

Citation

Zhou, Bin, et al. "Contamination and Human Health Risks of Phthalate Esters in Vegetable and Crop Soils From the Huang-Huai-Hai Region of China." The Science of the Total Environment, vol. 778, 2021, p. 146281.
Zhou B, Zhao L, Sun Y, et al. Contamination and human health risks of phthalate esters in vegetable and crop soils from the Huang-Huai-Hai region of China. Sci Total Environ. 2021;778:146281.
Zhou, B., Zhao, L., Sun, Y., Li, X., Weng, L., & Li, Y. (2021). Contamination and human health risks of phthalate esters in vegetable and crop soils from the Huang-Huai-Hai region of China. The Science of the Total Environment, 778, 146281. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.146281
Zhou B, et al. Contamination and Human Health Risks of Phthalate Esters in Vegetable and Crop Soils From the Huang-Huai-Hai Region of China. Sci Total Environ. 2021 Jul 15;778:146281. PubMed PMID: 33721639.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Contamination and human health risks of phthalate esters in vegetable and crop soils from the Huang-Huai-Hai region of China. AU - Zhou,Bin, AU - Zhao,Lixia, AU - Sun,Yang, AU - Li,Xiaojing, AU - Weng,Liping, AU - Li,Yongtao, Y1 - 2021/03/08/ PY - 2020/11/19/received PY - 2021/01/17/revised PY - 2021/02/28/accepted PY - 2021/3/16/pubmed PY - 2021/5/21/medline PY - 2021/3/15/entrez KW - Agriculture soil KW - Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate KW - Carcinogenic risk KW - Dibutyl phthalate KW - Noncarcinogenic risk SP - 146281 EP - 146281 JF - The Science of the total environment JO - Sci Total Environ VL - 778 N2 - The widespread presence of phthalate esters (PAEs) in a variety of agricultural inputs has led to PAE contamination in soils and farm products. The endocrine disruption and carcinogenicity of PAEs have attracted much attention. Our research investigated the characteristics of PAE pollution in the soils of vegetable fields and adjacent stable crop fields in four provinces/municipalities across a major agricultural production area in China. We found that the concentrations of PAEs in vegetable soils were not significantly higher than those in stable crop soils. The noncarcinogenic and carcinogenic risks from bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and dibutyl phthalate (DBP) to humans were calculated to represent the risk posed by PAEs. The results showed that diet was the main route for noncarcinogenic risks from PAEs in crop soil and vegetable soils. Because of the combined effect of the population dietary structure and the concentration of PAEs in soils, the noncarcinogenic risks from PAEs in crop soils were similar to or higher than those in vegetable soils. The same pattern was also applicable to the carcinogenic risk from DEHP. Low noncarcinogenic and carcinogenic risks posed by DEHP and DBP indicated that the current level of PAEs in soils did not decrease the safety of agricultural products in the Huang-Huai-Hai region. Stable crop soil, as a non-negligibly phthalate-polluted area, is worthy of as much attention as vegetable soil. This study provides scientific support for food safety risk assessment and control of PAE pollution in the main agricultural production areas in China. SN - 1879-1026 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/33721639/Contamination_and_human_health_risks_of_phthalate_esters_in_vegetable_and_crop_soils_from_the_Huang_Huai_Hai_region_of_China_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0048-9697(21)01349-8 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -