Prenatal Exposure to Glycol Ethers and Neurocognitive Abilities in 6-Year-Old Children: The PELAGIE Cohort Study

Table 1. Main parent compounds for each alkyloacetic metabolite and their sources in France (2000–2006).
Metabolites Parent glycol ethers Cosmetics Cleaning agents Paint, varnishes, and inks Biocides Drugs
Abbreviations: BAA, 2-butoxyacetic acid; DEGBE, 2-(2-butoxyethoxy)ethanol; DEGEE, 2-(2-ethoxyethoxy)ethanol; DEGME, 2-(2-methoxyethoxy)ethanol; EAA, ethoxyacetic acid; EEAA, ethoxyethoxyacetic acid; EGBE, 2-butoxyethanol; EGPhE, 2-phenoxyethanol; MAA, methoxyacetic acid; PhAA, phenoxyacetic acid; TEGDME, 1,2-bis(methoxyethoxy)ethane; TEGEE, 2-[2-(2-ethoxyethoxy)ethoxy]ethanol; TEGME, 2-[2-(2-methoxyethoxy)ethoxy]ethanol. Data from AFSSET (2008).
aConsidered as widely used in these products, according to a collective expertise of the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (AFSSET 2008).
MAA DEGME, TEGME, TEDGME Not reported Yes Not reported Not reported Not reported
EAA DEGEE, TEGEE Yes Yesa Yes Yes Yes
EEAA DEGEE, TEGEE Yes Yesa Yes Yes Yes
BAA EGBE, DEGBE Yes Yesa Yesa Yes Not reported
PhAA EGPhE Yesa Not reported Not reported Yes Yes