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Exposure to phthalates may be a risk factor for low birth weight in infants

Cincinnati, OH, June 25, 2009 -- Many parents worry about their child's exposure to phthalates, the chemical compounds used as plasticizers in a wide variety of personal care products, children's toys, and medical devices. Phthalate exposure can begin in the womb and has been associated with nega...

American Chemistry Council Responds to Health Canada's Proposed Phthalates Restrictions

ARLINGTON, Va., June 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Chemistry Council (ACC) today responded to Health Canada's proposed restrictions on the use of phthalates in children's products. ACC Vice President of Products Divisions, Sharon Kneiss, issued the following statement: "ACC...

EPA should pursue cumulative risk assessment of phthalates and other chemicals

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency should examine whether combined exposures to chemicals known as phthalates could cause adverse health effects in humans, says a new report from the National Research Council. In addition, this analysis, called a cumulative risk assessment, sh...

'Study of Studies' Finds No Risk to Children From Phthalates in Toys

Comprehensive Review of Scientific Research Dismisses Rationale for Proposed California Toy Ban SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An exhaustive study analyzing years of scientific research has conclusively determined that a type of chemical targeted for a ban poses no r...

Nitrous gases and zinc in the crosshairs

...tly contribute to the substance's toxicity. The Commission also checked 13 substances for pregnancy risks. These include di-n-butyl phthalate from the phthalates group, phenyltin compounds, phosphine, propionic acid, zinc and its inorganic compounds with which, if the MAK value is adhered to, there is no risk ...

New Scientific Evidence Suggests Humans Resistant to Phthalate Effect on Lab Rodents

...nnounced that strong new evidence has emerged that phthalates may not affect the reproductive development of hum...cKinnell et al. shows no reproductive effects from phthalates in marmosets. In research conducted in the Edinbur...clude humans, are more resistant to the effects of phthalates than are lab rodents. Japanese research published ...

Chemical Used in Plastics May Affect Newborn Size

...of infants included in the study. Higher levels of phthalates were found among those born with a low birth weigh...been associated with damage to endocrine function. phthalates are found in many common household items, includin...onsumer Product Safety Commission has more about phthalates . -- Kevin McKeever ...

Hypospadias, a birth defect of the male urethra, is not increasing in New York state

... the problem. Used in the manufacture of plastics, phthalates at sufficiently high levels have been seen to inte...dies break the link between the purported cause -- phthalates -- and their presumed effect -- impaired male repr... just because we've seen high rates of exposure to phthalates in utero have been linked to hypospadias in animal...

America's Beauty Show Challenges Toxic Salons

...oride, a propellant in some pressure sprays, which has been incriminated as a cause of fatal liver cancer. Another recent concern relates to hormonal phthalates in sprays to which pregnant women may be exposed, and have been incriminated as a cause of congenital abnormalities in their male infants. Of c...

Glory for Girls Announces All-Natural Clarifying Products for Clear and Radiant Skin

... and are free of known skin irritants and potentially harmful ingredients such as artificial colors or fragrances, petrochemicals, parabens, sulfates, phthalates or known toxins and hormone disruptors. Currently, the line has 11 all-natural products which include face and body washes, lotion, deodorant and lip ...
Phthalates in Biological News

Chemicals in common consumer products may play a role in pre-term births

...ess, deafness, cerebral palsy, low IQ and more. phthalates are commonly used compounds in plastics, personal ...dustrial products. The toxicity varies by specific phthalates or their breakdown products, but past studies show that several phthalates cause reproductive and developmental toxicity in a...

Cholesterol-busting bug with a taste for waste

...parate group of bacteria since 1997 but they have already proved useful as they are able to degrade a wide range of environmental pollutants including phthalates (used in plastics), rubber and hazardous compounds such as the explosive hexogen (cyclotrimethylenetrinitramine). Gordonia cholesterolivorans ' abili...

Hairspray is linked to common genital birth defect, says study

...study suggests that hairspray and hypospadias may be linked because of chemicals in hairspray known as phthalates. Previous studies have proposed that phthalates may disrupt the hormonal systems in the body and affect reproductive development. It is thought that hypospadias affects around 1 in 250 boys in t...

6 environmental research studies reveal critical health risks from plastic

... Amsterdam, 2 October 2008 - Exposure to Bisphenol A (BPA), phthalates and flame retardants (PBDEs) are strongly associated with adverse health effects on humans and laboratory animals. A special section in the October 20...

New test finds diisobutyl phthalate in some cardboard food packaging -- recycling is the issue

... A new test can identify take-away paper-based food containers (such as pizza boxes) that break phthalate safety rules. The phthalates (plasticisers) are present because the containers were made from pulp that contained at least some recycled paper and cardboard. In Italy, where the t...

Phthalates now linked to fat, related health risks

...o the growing suspicion that low-dose exposures to phthalates and other common chemicals may be reducing testost...ion," Stahlhut said. "While we can’t say yet that phthalates are a definite cause, I am certain they are on the...ist of chemicals that demands careful study." phthalates have been widely used for more than 50 years, but ...
Phthalates in Biological Technology

Green Makeup Artist Paige Padgett Says, 'Get Smart'

... increase the risk of certain ovarian cancers. C. Fragrance--this term is used to mask hundreds of chemical ingredients including phthalates which disrupts the endocrine system and may cause reproductive and developmental harm. 2) Plan ahead. Make shopping easier by checking onl...

Consumer Product Safety Commission not ready for nanotech

...ither permanently or temporarily bans six types of phthalates in children's products, which are under the CPSC's jurisdiction. phthalates are a broad family of chemicals primarily used to ...ies many similarities between the issues raised by phthalates and nanomaterials: many of the same products that ...

Statement by John Bailey, Chief Scientist: The Personal Care Products Council Response to Study on Phthalate Exposure in Baby Care Products

..., powder, and shampoo is linked to the presence of phthalates in babies. Phthalates are a large family of compou...by lotion, shampoo, and powder and the presence of phthalates in infants do not make sense because only one of t...at very low levels in baby care products. No other phthalates are used in fragrance ingredients. Both the Cosmet...
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