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60 Minutes are Phthalates Safe: Shampoos and Carpeting

There was a time when we all trusted what items we used, these range from our cars, food and health products. A day does not go by when someone does a study and then explains to us that a certain product is bad for us and we should limit its use or stop altogether.

One of the worst things has to be chemicals that is used in our health and cleaning products, the latest to come under fire is phthalates, which is used in a number of plastic items — this is why 60 minutes asked the question — Are Phthalates Safe?

Phthalates is used in shampoos and carpeting, shower curtains and other flexible plastic products. According to Karen Sughrue from CBS News there is even traces of it in our bodies. According to the EPA, Phthalates could disrupt hormone activity — this is why it has been put on the “may present a risk” list of chemicals.

We do not want to worry any one here, but experts believe that phthalates could be the cause of low sperm counts. For more details on this and how this chemical is able to get into our body via the products that wee use visit CBS News

Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

Contact Peter Chubb: peter@product-reviews.net

He started out working in a factory and dreamed of the day when he could become his own boss; That happened back in 2002 and he has never looked back since. Things have changed so much on the Internet in that time, but he has adapted well.

Contact Peter Chubb: peter@product-reviews.net

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