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phthalates

(thăl′ātes)
Chemical compounds used to improve the flexibility of plastics. In health care, phthalates are used in devices such as intravenous tubing. They are also used in numerous consumer goods, including nail polish, soaps, shampoos, and vinyl, among many others. Some evidence suggests these compounds may have carcinogenic, endocrine disruptive, or other toxic effects on adults or the developing fetus.
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Adsorption of benzoate, p-OH benzoate, salicylate, and pthalate ions.
The first project, Hoechst Ravi Chemical Limited is based on petrochemicals and will produce 15,000 tonnes of Di-Octyle Pthalate, 11,600 tonnes Pthalic Anhydride and 580 tonnes of Maelic Anhydride annually.
Studies have shown pthalates to be carcinogenic and very harmful to both human and animal endocrine organs impacting many hormones regulating our health and also effecting the sperm count in males.
Toxic chemicals in the environment - lead, pesticides, toxic air pollutants, pthalates, and bisphenol A - are important causes of disease in children, and they are found in our homes, at our schools, in the air we breathe, and in the products we use every day.
There is already a widespread concern over the potential health risks of pthalates, a group of chemicals found in plastics, cosmetics, household products and food packaging.
The Flex Ole polymers are fully recyclable, meet or exceed the performance requirements of PVC, and avoid the use of a variety of toxins common in various applications of PVC, including dioxins and pthalates.
Lead is well known for damaging the nervous system, while research suggests polyvinyl chloride and pthalates in plastics can damage the liver and kidneys, disrupt hormone function and cause cancer.
Other findings suggest that exposure to mercury and some pthalates may not be providing adequate margins of safety for certain portions of the population.
I first read about the discovery of potentially dangerous levels of pthalates in formula milks in last Monday's papers.
That would eliminate parabens (synthetic preservatives), sulfates (synthetic cleansing agents), petrochemicals, parsol 1789/oxybenzone (chemical sunscreen), glycols, pthalates (synthetic fragrance components) and PVP/acrylates (synthetic polymers used as stabilizers), among others.