Phthalates – are they harmful to our health?

Phthalates are the latest group of chemicals with effects on our health being reported in the news. The are a group of chemicals used widely in plastics and toiletries. They are already regulated by the US Food and Drink Administration, who are still researching their effects on human health.

Where are they found?

They are commonly found in flexible plastic products such as food packaging, toys and household products suck as lino. They are also added to many personal care products including shampoo and baby products.