Phthalates - another chemical in everything you should avoid

Phthalates - another chemical in everything you should avoid

What are phthalates and why should you care?

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Now on to today's topic - phthalates.

What are they and why should you care?

Moreover, how do you even pronounce it? Phthalate?

Imagine Elmer Fudd trying to pronounce that.

You've probably seen this chemical on labels before without knowing what they are or what they do.

Summarily, phthalates are yet another chemical you want to avoid. Here is why.

If you read our previous email (now on our blog), you'll be aware of EDCs, endocrine disrupting chemicals.

These are chemicals will alter your body chemistry with hormones, often to undesirable ends.

Phthalates are one kind of EDC. They are usually used in cosmetics (lotions, hair spray, perfumes, cleansers) but are also found in paint and plastics.

Here's the important part:

Some studies indicate adverse effects such as asthma and cardiovascular issues from phthalate exposure.

Other symptoms experienced in lab tests were headaches, intestinal distress, and coughing.

There were many other symptoms from the experiments, but I don't want to scare you too badly. 😄

Pretty undesirable if you ask me!

You can read more about it on our blog or the National Library of Medicine website (search for "phthalate metabolites").

Bottom line, avoid products containing phthalates and opt for products with more basic ingredients.

This includes the longer sounding names like Monoethyl phthalate (MEP), mono-n-butyl phthalate (MnBP), and mono-isobutyl phthalate.

More chemicals to avoid in coming posts - and which ones to consume instead!
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