Fernandes, Jose O.
da Silva Oliveira, Wellington
Godoy, Helena Teixeira
Cunha, Sara C.
Total Authors: 5
 Univ Campinas UNICAMP, Fac Food Engn, BR-13083862 Campinas, SP - Brazil
 Univ Porto, Fac Pharm, Lab Bromatol & Hydrol, LAQV REQUIMTE, P-4050313 Porto - Portugal
 Inst Food Technol, Sci & Food Qual Ctr, BR-13070178 Campinas, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
ANALYTICAL AND BIOANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY;
n. 11, SI
Web of Science Citations:
Phthalic acid esters (PAEs) and adipates are plasticizers with high applicability in several products and building materials (e.g. cosmetics, packing) very persistent in the environment, features which render them ubiquitous pollutants. These substances can contaminate food through the environment (water, air, and soil) and/or migration from packaging materials, which creates a health concern due to their toxicity. This paper describes an eco-friendly dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction (DLLME) procedure to extract five phthalates and bis(2-ethylhexyl) adipate (DEHA) from bottled herbal-based beverages followed by GC-MS/MS quantification. The method showed low limits of detection (5.0-13 mu g L-1) and quantification (20-35 mu g L-1), good inter- and intraday precision (RSD < 19%), and recoveries ranging from 82 to 111%. It was applied to 16 real samples, of which 13 showed the presence of at least one of the analytes under study. Additionally, an exposure assessment was performed, and resulted in a hazard quotient less than 1 (HQ < 1) for all analytes. Therefore, PAEs and DEHA found in samples do not pose a health issue. (AU)