Reducing Phthalate, Paraben, and Phenol Exposure from Personal Care Products in Adolescent Girls: Findings from the HERMOSA Intervention Study

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Table 3. Change in specific gravity–corrected concentrations (ng/mL) of urinary analytes before and after the HERMOSA intervention.
Analyte Preintervention Postintervention Percent change
(95% CI)a
Girls with decrease (%)
DF (%) GM (SE) DF (%) GM (SE)
Abbreviations: DF, detection frequency; GM, geometric mean; SE, standard error.
aFrom mixed-effects model adjusting for time of urine collection (using 24-hr clock hours and minutes).
Phthalates
MEP 100 78.2 (1.1) 99 56.4 (1.1) –27.4 (–39.3, –13.2) 68
MnBP 97 28.3 (1.1) 98 25.1 (1.1) –11.3 (–22.2, 1.1) 58
MiBP 99 15.2 (1.1) 99 15.2 (2.3) –0.5 (–12.6, 13.3) 55
Parabens
Methyl paraben 93 77.4 (1.2) 87 43.2 (1.2) –43.9 (–61.3, –18.8) 61
Ethyl paraben 55 2.9 (1.2) 63 4.2 (1.2) 47.3 (–0.7, 118.4) 45
Butyl paraben 49 0.8 (1.2) 62 1.7 (1.2) 101.7 (35.5, 203.2) 39
Propyl paraben 90 22.6 (1.3) 87 12.3 (1.2) –45.4 (–63.7, –17.9) 63
Phenols
Triclosan 93 9.5 (1.3) 90 6.1 (1.2) –35.7 (–53.3, –11.6) 65
BP-3 97 173.8 (1.2) 97 113.4 (1.2) –36.0 (–51.0, –16.4) 65