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What are phthalates, and how do they put children's health at risk?

By Stephanie Eick, Postdoctoral Researcher in Reproductive Health, University of California, San Francisco
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You may not realize it, but you likely encounter phthalates every day. These chemicals are found in many plastics, including food packaging, and they can migrate into food products during processing. They’re in personal care products like shampoos, soaps and laundry detergents, and in the vinyl flooring in many homes.

They’re also in the news again after an editorial by scientists in the American Journal…

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