What Stinks? Toxic Phthalates in your home

New data reveals widespread use of hormone-disrupting chemicals in cleaners, disinfectants, deodorizers, clothing, shoes, paints, and personal care products.

Industry information newly required by the State of Maine reveals that hormone-disrupting chemicals known as phthalates (THAL-eights) are found in

more household products than previously known. For the first time, the use of toxic phthalates has been reported in paints, cleaners, disinfectants

and deodorizers. It also has been reported in clothing, shoes, and personal care products.

Strong science shows that even at very low levels of exposure, phthalates--a class of more than 40 closely related chemicals--are linked to reproductive harm, learning disabilities, and asthma and allergies.

A report from the Environmental Health Strategy Center & from Prevent Harm