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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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Dr Natalia Grindler, from Washington University in St Louis, Missouri, and her colleagues looked at the levels of pthalates in the blood or urine of 5,700 women.
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. The TPO polymers match the best properties of PVC including flame retardation, high colorization, stability against ultraviolet light degradation, inherent microbial and fungal resistance, and the look and feel of flexible vinyl.
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.
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.
Other findings suggest that exposure to mercury and some pthalates may not be providing adequate margins of safety for certain portions of the population.