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Would You Like Some Food With Your Plasticizers?

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  • Phthalates are pervasive chemicals, found in everything from your cosmetics and shower curtain, to your food and household cleaners
  • Researchers now demonstrate an increased potential for ingestion of phthalates when you eat at fast food restaurants, including pizza and sandwich shops
  • Phthalates are linked to low vitamin D levels, potentially affecting many health conditions including depression, migraines and declining cognitive function in the elderly

By Dr. Mercola

Phthalates are widely used chemicals that make plastics more flexible. Products such as your shower curtain, food packaging, vinyl gloves and vinyl flooring contain phthalates. These chemicals are also in your household cleaners, cosmetics and personal care products.


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