Point sources are primarily from emissions or spills from sites that use DEHP in their manufacturing processes.
Diffuse sources, and industry sources included in diffuse emissions data
It wide use, volatility and persistence mean that DEHP is widely distributed in the environment.
DEHP has been suggested as a possible natural product in some animals and plants.
DEHP is in polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic products like toys, vinyl upholstery, shower curtains, adhesives, and coatings. It is used in some food packaging, and medical product containers (including those for blood) and equipment. It is also used in some inks, pesticides, cosmetics, and vacuum pump oil.
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