Trends for plasticizers in German freshwater environments – Evidence for the substitution of DEHP with emerging phthalate and non-phthalate alternatives
(*) Early warning: new plasticizers are detected in the freshwater environment.
(*) Regrettable substitution: Problematic plasticizers replace DEHP and other regulated phthalates.
(*) EU regulations do not sufficiently protect the aquatic environment from new plasticizers.
(*) Benefit of monitoring data: environmental trend data can support EU substance risk assessment.
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