Canada, US and EU have all now banned six phthalates in children's products in toys
Phthalates are a group of chemicals found in a wide range of consumer products including vinyl shower curtains, paint, pesticides, hospital supplies, many different kinds of cosmetics and other personal care products as well as in automobile interiors. Like many contaminants in consumer products, phthalates have surprised us and their toxicity is still not fully understood. Animal tests reveal a wide range of damaging effects to the developing reproductive system, particularly in male animals, with lifelong effects.
Publications, Websites, Fact Sheets
The following resources include detailed and summary reports, books, websites, literature reviews and fact sheets about phthalates prepared by physicians, public interest groups, government agencies and researchers, primarily in the United States.
Groundbreaking human study finds removing certain food packaging from diet reduces BPA levels by 60 percent
Scientific Evidence Points to Need for Regulation of Additional Phthalate Sources
Review by Erica Phipps published in Children, Youth and Environments Vol. 20 No. 1 (Spring 2010)
ISSN: 1546-2250 Slow Death by Rubber Duck Smith, Rick and Lourie, Bruce (2009). Canada: Alfred A. Knopf Canada; 323 pages. $32.00 (CAN). ISBN 9780307397126.
Advice to Parents prepared by the Canadian Environmental Law Association