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Phthalates in Cosmetics: “Not Too Pretty”

By June 4, 2008

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Most mainstream cosmetics and deodorants contain phthalates, an industrial chemical shown to cause serious health problems in humans and animals. Phthalates are banned in Europe, but not in the U.S. or Canada. In Phthalates in Cosmetics: “Not Too Pretty” you'll learn more about the dangers of phthalates and how one organization is working to ban phthalate use in cosmetics.
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June 4, 2008 at 12:45 am
(1) guidoLaMoto says:

a)What’s the toxic level of phthalates in humans? (Nobody knows.)
b)If life expectancy continues to rise, can phthalates be much of a problem?
c) If YOU don’t want phthalates in your system, then YOU don’t have to buy them. Let the Nannycrats keep their regulations to themselves.

June 5, 2008 at 9:47 pm
(2) al-shaye says:

what’s the toxic level of phthalates in humans

June 10, 2008 at 3:51 pm
(3) Maria says:

Phthalates specifically bis(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate is used in the manufacture of PVC pipe. PVC is used in plumbing and almost all groundwater monitoring wells are constructed of Schedule 40 PVC. Very often, the above mentioned phthalate is found in the groundwater samples collected from the wells. Anyway phtalates are organic compounds, so they must be good for you. (Ha Ha).

May 10, 2010 at 3:57 pm
(4) Ray says:

I was hoping that Maria could steer me towards some articles dealing with Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate in PVC monitoring wells. Being an environmental consultant, we have such a situation now. The phthalateshouldnt be there but is. I have been trying to find a study showing this phenomonon but have been unable to do so. Help!

March 8, 2011 at 4:02 pm
(5) jo says:

Phthalates are NOT used in the manufacture of most pipes Maria, only the flexible ones. The hysterical misinformed few, such as yourself, help no one.

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