2021-10-15

Studies have found that synthetic chemicals in consumer goods are associated with early death

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Studies have found that synthetic chemicals in consumer goods are associated with early death

this study adds to the data base on the impact of plastics on the human body and supports public health and business cases to reduce or eliminate the use of plastics. According to the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, phthalates are known to interfere with the human hormone secretion mechanism, the so-called endocrine system, and they are related to development, reproduction, brain, immunity and other problems

the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences pointed out that even small hormonal interference can cause significant development and biological effects. The expert group said that the chemicals in plastics can damage the baby’s brain and must be banned immediately. Previous studies have linked phthalates to reproductive problems, such as genital malformations and testicular failure in male infants, and decreased sperm count and testosterone levels in adult men. Previous studies have also linked phthalates to childhood obesity, asthma, cardiovascular problems and cancer

phthalates are often referred to as “ubiquitous chemicals” because they are very common and are added to consumer products, such as PVC pipes, vinyl flooring, rainproof and antifouling products, medical pipes, garden hoses and some children’s toys to make plastics more elastic and more difficult to break. Other common exposures come from phthalates used in food packaging, detergents, clothing, furniture and automotive plastics. Phthalates are also added to personal care products such as shampoo, soap, hair gel and cosmetics to make the fragrance more lasting