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Phthalates: The Indoor Air Pollutants in Everyday Products

Posted by Kylie on February 1st, 2013

Until very recently, phthalates (pronounced “THAL-ates” ) haven’t gotten a lot of coverage. Since they’ve been linked to a number of health issues, it’s a good idea to take a look at some of the common sources of this hidden danger.

The bad news is that list of dangers is pretty long. Phthalates, which are chemicals added to plastics to improve their durability, can be found in literally hundreds of products, many of which are found in most American homes.

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Phthalates in Plastics Disrupt Hormones

Posted by John on October 19th, 2008

Phthalates (pronounced like “thay-lates”) are pervasive chemicals used to make plastics soft and to make fragrances linger – and they’re suspected of interfering with the reproductive development and causing asthma and allergies, according to The Olympian. Continue reading