Synthetic chemicals called phthalates, found in hundreds of consumer products su


Synthetic chemicals called phthalates, found in hundreds of consumer products su


Synthetic chemicals called phthalates, found in hundreds of consumer products such as food storage containers, shampoo, makeup, perfume and children’s toys, may contribute to some 91,000 to 107,000 premature deaths a year among people ages 55 to 64 in the US, a new study found.

People with the highest levels of phthalates had a greater risk of death from any cause, especially cardiovascular mortality, according to the study. “This study adds to the growing data base on the impact of plastics on the human body and bolsters public health and business cases for reducing or eliminating the use of plastics,” the lead author Dr. Leonardo Trasande said.

Eileen Conneely, the senior director of chemical products and technology at the American Chemistry Council described the study as “demonstrably inaccurate.” She added the study lumped all phthalates into one group and failed to mention that the industry says high-molecular-weight phthalates like DINP and DIDP have lower toxicity than other phthalates.

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