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Sun, Fun & Safer Kids: California Bans Phthalates in Toys

10/17/2007 12:00:00 AM

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Earlier this week, California became the first state to ban phthalates in children's toys. Now nine other states are considering similar legislation. (The chemicals are already banned in the European Union and 14 other countries worldwide.)

Phthalates have been linked to cancer and reproductive problems. A recent study also found a link between phthalates and obesity.

In addition to plastics, phthalates also are found in personal care products, including baby lotion. Visit The Green Guide for a list of which products contain phthalates. Also view the Environmental Working Group's Skin Deep database on cosmetic safety.



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