Chemical Spotlight

Posted on August 21, 2009. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Phthalates–

These chemicals are commonly found in cosmetics and personal care products.  The European Union banned their use in cosmetics in 2005, but we in the USA are lagging behind.  Why are phthalates such a bad ingredient?  One of the reasons is this chemical is a known male reproductive toxicant.  Studies on animals show that exposure in the womb can lead to compromised fertility of the unborn male later in life.  Read more about phthalates at the sites below: 

http://www.ewg.org/node/8173                 http://toxtown.nlm.nih.gov/text_version/chemicals.php?id=24

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