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|1/16/2013 - Earth's conventional food and water supply is quickly becoming its own huge "cancer." Persistent organic pollutants, POPs for short, are "brewing and breeding" the ultimate destruction of organic life on planet earth, as they bio-accumulate in the environment AND in human and animal body tissues. If...|
|11/18/2012 - Phthalates, chemicals used to soften plastics, are found in many personal care products such as hair sprays, perfumes, nail polish, sunscreens and lotions. They are also used in medical devices, on timed release pills (where they are often part of the coating), in children's toys and plastic food containers...|
|1/10/2012 - (NaturalNews)The coatings of many common drugs and supplements often contain phthalates according to a recent study reported in Environmental Health Perspectives. This family of plasticizer compounds has been linked in previous studies to hormonal and reproductive problems as well as fetal brain damage.
|9/21/2011 - ChemSec is lobbying the European Union to ban more toxic chemicals from plastics and cosmetics. Some toxins from children's toys and implements have been banned there and in the USA. But since then, further research has demonstrated hormonal disruption from long term low level exposure to other toxins...|
|9/10/2011 - Phthalates are chemicals that can cause damage when absorbed or otherwise ingested into the human body. They are commonly used as an inexpensive chemical ingredient in several consumer goods.
Phthalates are mostly used as a "plasticizing" agent to help keep materials cohesive. They are often used...|
|9/8/2011 - According to the American Chemistry Council, a family of plasticizer compounds called phthlates are fine and dandy additions to everything from wall coverings, flooring, toys, perfumes, shampoos and IV tubes.
In fact, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) studies show average phthalates...|
|10/19/2010 - Much of the concern surrounding plastic products these days is centered around bisphenol-A (BPA), a plastics chemical that numerous studies have found disrupts proper hormonal function and interferes with proper sexual development, among other things. But phthalates, another type of plastics chemical,...|
|3/12/2010 - Prenatal exposure to phthalates has been linked to problem behavior in children. A collaborative study by Mount Sinai, Cornell University and U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention connects attention deficits and aggressiveness in children to levels of prenatal phthalate exposure.
|11/17/2009 - In a bombshell finding that has far-reaching implications for society and culture, scientists at the University of Rochester have found that phthalates -- the chemical found in many vinyl and plastic products -- tends to "feminize" boys, altering their brains to express more feminine characteristics....|
|8/10/2009 - Chemicals called phthalates are frequently used in vinyl and other plastic products, including personal care products, children's toys, and medical devices -- despite the fact research has suggested these compounds can play havoc with the function of the human endocrine system and potentially cause...|
|11/27/2008 - Baby care products such as shampoos, lotions and powders fall under cosmetics` regulations and the FDA is not required to test their safety. The only way to be assured a product will not contain harmful compounds is that it be certified organic, and better yet, certified organic to food standards. Infants...|
|11/6/2008 - I was visiting my friend Denise the other day and noticed her adorable baby grandson happily chewing on a pastel blue plastic teething ring. I was surprised because I thought she knew that soft plastics contain phthalates. "He's fine," she said. "California banned phthalates in children's toys."
|8/19/2008 - Babies whose parents expose them to personal care products such as powders, lotions and shampoos have higher body burdens of the toxic chemicals known as phthalates, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Washington and published in the journal Pediatrics.
|5/2/2008 - Despite mounting evidence of severe health risks from two hormone-disrupting chemicals widely used in plastics, the U.S. government has been slow to regulate the substances.
Phthalates, used to soften plastic and make it flexible, are utilized in products ranging from medical devices (including tubing,...|
|12/12/2007 - The Center for Environmental Health (CEH) has announced that the results of independent tests confirm earlier Greenpeace findings that headphone cords used in Apple Inc.'s iPod and iPhone contain high levels of phthalates. According to a lawsuit filed by CEH, Apple's failure to include a warning label...|
|9/26/2007 - A test of air freshener products recently conducted by the Natural Resources Defense Council found that 12 out of 14 popular air freshener products contained a chemical known to be harmful to the health of humans. Phthalates, known to cause reproductive problems and hormone disruption in humans, were...|
|11/23/2006 - Beginning Dec. 1, the city of San Francisco will begin enforcing a ban on the sale, distribution and manufacture of baby products that contain any level of the toxic chemical bisphenol A or certain levels of phthalates.
Both chemicals -- which are used to harden or soften plastic products -- can...|
|1/20/2006 - Your medicine cabinet is one of the most dangerous areas of your house, and not for the reasons you may think. Lurking just behind your bathroom mirror, where all of your favorite beauty products are housed, is a virtual toxic nightmare. The growing list of synthetic ingredients manufacturers add to...|
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