Phthalates are used as plasticizers in a wide range of common products and over recent years have garnered a lot of attention due to their potential negative health impacts. These impacts are so concerning that the use of some phthalates have been banned in children’s toys by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The ability to quickly and accurately extract phthalates from plastics such as polyvinyl chloride is advantageous and can help aid in ensuring the safety of the products made of these materials. With its patent pending Q-Cup Technology™ the EDGE™ can extract plastic samples in less than 10 minutes. The proposed method has been found to be faster and more effective than other methods for this application.
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