Wednesday, October 08, 2008


We've been working on going phthalate-free in our home, ditching just about everything that has "fragrance". Pthalates are known hormone disruptors, and have been banned in children's toys in Canada and the US.

The trouble is, phthalates are found in just about every cosmetic product that contains fragrance. Research indicates that phthalates are absorbed through the skin. New research is showing that phthalte exposure in utero is hazardous to the fetus:

new research has found new evidence of "phthalate syndrome"- smaller penises, and undescended or incompletely descended testicles- in humans. Shanna Swan, director of the Center for Reproductive Epidemiology at the University of Rochester's school of medicine, who led the research, says phthalates are ""probably reproductive toxins and should be eliminated from products gradually because we don't need them."

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