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Pioneering a new approach to assessing chemical risks

February 2008

EWG testified twice in front of the National Research Council of the National Academies about the dangers of phthalates, industrial plasticizers that disrupt the endocrine system and have been shown to cause developmental malformations in male reproductive systems. Phthalates are banned in Europe for use in cosmetics. 

Key Issues, Toxics, Health Concerns: