Prenatal exposure to endocrine disruptor phthalates used in plastics may affect infants' health

28 Feb 2022

Phthalates are endocrine disrupting chemicals that are used in plastics and as food additives. A recent study in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry examined whether prenatal exposure to phthalates in maternal and cord blood affects birth outcomes in infants.

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