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Study Links Phthalates and Infant Care Products

9:44 AM MST | February 19, 2008 | Kara Sissell

Use of lotions, powders, and shampoos on infants may be responsible for “widespread and variable” phthalates exposure, according to a study published earlier this month in the journal Pediatrics. The link between personal care products and phthalates in infants’ urine increased with the number of products used, the researchers say. The link also “was strongest in young infants, who may be more vulnerable to developmental and reproductive toxicity of phthalates given their immature metabolic system capability and increased dosage per unit...

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