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Phthalates (THA-lates) are toxic plasticizing chemicals that are used to make products more pliable and fragrance to stick to the skin. This family of chemicals including DBP, DEHP, and DEP have been linked to allergies, asthma, infertility, and reduced testosterone. Especially alarming is the link between phthalates and the abnormal development of a boy's reproductive system (look up Hypospadias). You'll find that phthalates are used in a wide variety of products including fragrances, cosmetics, shampoos, soft toys for children and pets (often chewing toys), building and home decorating materials, and children's clothing.
I am starting a new blog series that highlights ingredients we should NEVER use! Check your labels, make replacements where necessary.