GandhinagarAn hour ago
The use of plastic in our daily life is increasing day by day. But many types of harmful chemicals are released from this plastic and mix in the human body causing harm. A chemical called phthalate is used to make plastics used in packaging food or beverages flexible. Phthalates leach into foods over time. Phthalates, classified as endocrine descriptor chemicals, cause impotence, diabetes, cancer and various hormonal disorders in the body.
A high performance thin layer chromatography technique has been developed by Professor Kashyap Thummar and his team at GTU’s Graduate School of Pharmacy, Gandhinagar, to determine the amount of phthalates in urine. Which has been approved by the Patent Office of India for 20 years. During method validation, urine samples from a total of 51 patients undergoing treatment at 35 IVF centers and 16 ICUs were investigated. A patented new method has been developed to determine the amount of phthalate residues used in plastics that are excreted in the human body through urine. In the year 2017, Y. K. As per the guidelines announced by Agarwal’s committee, it was stated to control the consumption of phthalates. But with the daily use of plastic, controlling this is a big challenge.
Invented high performance thin layer chromatography technique by researching samples from 51 people