Tag Archives | Phthalates

Phthalates May Harm Mental Development and Soften Bones

Yep – phthalates are in the headlines again.  This time with even more damning evidence in two recently released studies. Bone Plasticizers? Environmental Health News (EHN) discussed a study published in the Journal of Cellular Biochemistry in which phthalates were found to provoke DNA damage that can lead to bone cell death in mouse cells.  […]

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Phthalates: Take Two and Call Me in the Morning

Phthalates: Take Two and Call Me in the Morning

Environmental Health News revealed yet another little known source of phthalates.  We’re aware of phthalates in our baby’s teethers and bibs, in our shampoo, makeup and air freshener.  Now we’re learning that prescription medications can deliver high doses of phthalates as well. Russ Hauser, a Harvard professor of environmental epidemiology, called pharmaceuticals “an unrecognized source […]

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President Bush Signs Legislation Banning Lead and Phthalates

Woohoo! This is momentous news, sure to cause waves of changes across the country. The New York Times released the announcement, explaining that the new law prohibits lead, beyond minute levels, in products for children 12 or younger. The bill also bans phthalates, a chemical widely used to make plastic products softer and more flexible. […]

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New Legislation Would Remove Lead and Phthalates from Toys

Healthy Child Healthy World announced recently that the Safe Toy bill banning six phthalates and requiring lead-testing has passed in the Senate! The final tally: the House voted 424 to 1 and the Senate voted 89 to 3 to pass this historic piece of legislation. Not only does it set a precedent to act with […]

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Enviroblog Calls for Plastics Labeling - We Second the Motion

Enviroblog Calls for Plastics Labeling – We Second the Motion

In their blog post, Our Poorly Managed Plastic System, Enviroblog spells out what most frustrated parents across America are thinking, “Just label the dang plastic already!” But that would mean admitting there might be a problem with some of the chemicals used in baby feeding products, wouldn’t it?  It’s quickly becoming apparent that mandating labels […]

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Sound the Alarm on BPA

USA Today Sounds the Alarm on Bisphenol-a and Phthalates in Baby Products

I am so excited to see that the media has finally stepped into the debate on toxic plastics in our babies’ bottles and toys. Until now, the growing uproar over the “Everywhere Chemical” has been raging quietly in research labs and in living rooms across America. Thanks to an eye-opening article released by USA Today, […]

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