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What are phthalates, and how do they put children's health at risk?

  • Written by Stephanie Eick, Postdoctoral Researcher in Reproductive Health, University of California, San Francisco
imagePhthalates can be found in many common products and types of plastic packaging.Curtoicurto via Getty Images, CC BY-ND

You may not realize it, but you likely encounter phthalates every day. These chemicals are found in many plastics, including food packaging, and they can migrate into food products during processing. They’re in personal care...

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