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    Phthalates in Your World

    By Mark Schauss | May 27, 2008

    One of my favorite organizations in the fight against our toxic world is the Environmental Working Group. They send out regular emails about issues relating to our environment and today’s was particularly interesting as it had a link to their Enviroblog talking about phathalates, that insidious plasticizer that is in all of our bodies.

    Here is a little snipit of information you can find by going to the blog:

    “Phthalates are endocrine disruptors linked to problems of the reproductive system, including decreased sperm motility and concentration in men and genital abnormalities in baby boys. (Oh, and did you know that average sperm counts have decreased significantly since the 1940’s?) More recently they’ve also been linked to asthma and allergies.”

    It’s time to first get this chemical out of all products that our children have access to and then out of all of the products that adults come in contact with. They are finding this chemical in all of our bodies and the industry refuses to acknowledge its affects on human health despite the evidence. Go to the link posted here and read up on how to lower your exposure as well as your children’s.

    Topics: Health, Research, Environment, Toxicity | No Comments »