Army Public Health Center Aberdeen Proving Ground United States
Diethyl Phthalate or DEP is used as a component in insecticide and mosquito repellents, solvents, adhesives, waxes, inks, and as a camphor substitute. DEP is also used as a plasticizer in solid rocket propellants. This Wildlife Toxicity Assessment WTA summarizes current knowledge of the toxicological impacts of DEP on wildlife. Evaluating the toxicity of DEP will contribute to the derivation of toxicity reference values TRVs for use as screening-level benchmarks for wildlife near contaminated sites. The protocol for the performance of this WTA is available in detail in Technical Guide No. 254 Standard Practice for Wildlife Toxicity Reference Values.