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Plastic: More Study Needed on Phthalates

Experts want the Environmental Protection Agency to conduct a risk-assessment on the potential dangers of phthalates, chemicals used to make plastics soft and flexible, for things like toys, food packaging and medical devices. Currently, animal studies indicate phthalates may decrease testosterone levels in males and heighten risk of liver cancer. And many phthalates have already been banned in Europe for nearly a decade; via Reuters.

Bisphenol-A or BPA is another harmful chemical found in plastic drawing heavy scrutiny.

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James - December 20, 2008 2:18 PM

Uh oh, I drink two or three bottles of water per day; guess maybe I should go get on the donors list for a new liver. And come to think of it, I have felt a drop in my testosterone levels....just the other day, I almost found myself buying a Celine Dion CD

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