“One Great Big Plastic Hassle”

Published: 22 February 2007
Category: Hormonal Changes, Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates

According to Whole Life Times, the United States produces a billion pounds of phthalates a year to make certain plastics products despite the fact that “phthalates are one of the top offenders in a group of 70 suspected endocrine disrupting chemicals” that are used in the production of consumer product goods such as “plastic bottles, metal food cans and even children’s toys” among other products. The article reports, “short-circuiting hormones can disturb everything from human development and behavior to reproduction and immunity” and “scientists believe even the tiniest hormone variation at certain critical points in fetal development can have a profound effect on a child’s future health.”

Link to Full Article