New Study Explores Possible Links between Prenatal Exposure To Phthalates and Decreased Mental and Motor Development

Published: 8 September 2011
Category: Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

According to “Lab Spaces,” a newly published study by researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health heightens concerns over the potential health effects on children of a group of chemicals known as phthalates. Phthalates are a class of chemicals that are widely used in consumer products ranging from plastic toys, to household building materials, to shampoos. The study is the first to examine prenatal phthalate exposure and the prevalence of mental, motor and behavioral problems in children who are in the preschool years.

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