How To Avoid Exposure To Dangerous Phthalates In Consumer Products
Gary Ginsberg (Toxicologist) gives expert video advice on: How can I avoid exposure to dangerous phthalates?
How can I avoid exposure to dangerous phthalates?
Things like phthalates do not need to be labeled. They are considered an inert, so that a woman can't selectively, by looking at labels, separate that out. that's why the advice is during pregnancy just to in general -- because that's the most sensitive window of development and effect of these kinds of endocrine disruptors, so that during pregnancy to in general use less cosmetic, hair spray, deodorant, fragrants. Fortunately, there is more of an awareness of this now, and certain kinds of, certain companies are trying to formulate around the use of phthalates -- as a matter of fact, Europe has decided to ban the worst 3 phthalates from cosmetics. There are websites, if you go on the Internet and type in "cosmetics" and "hormone disruptors," you'll find websites that come up, the Environmental Working Group, or EWG website, is one in particular - they've had a special focus on cleaning up cosmetics, and they actually list product names brand names, that are now phthalate-free. So I'd recommend more and more looking for those kinds of products from these kinds of websites.