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Researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) have discovered phthalates, industrial chemicals, in common foods purchased in the United States. Phthalates can be found in a variety of products and food packaging material, child-care articles and medical devices.
Phthalates are synthetic compounds that are used as a plasticizers and in personal care products such a shampoo, soap, perfumes and other common household products. According to Schecter, exposure to phthalates has been reported to be associated with harmful effects including reproductive changes such as damage in sperm, premature breast development in girls and premature birth.
A sample of 72 commonly consumed foods including pizza, meats and beverages from supermarkets in Albany, N.Y., were purchased and tested for the presence of phthalates. Researchers detected some level of phthalate in every food product they sampled, Schecter said.
premature breast development in girls and premature birth
Originally posted by jacygirl
Hey girlfriend, you really have some interesting threads going!
Regarding this one....I have absolutely NO trust in anything the 'authorities' tell us anymore.
I'm in Canada, and recently a new tv commercial by the Heart and Stroke foundation states that "the AVERAGE Canadian will spend their last ten years in sickness". Ummm....wtf? The average Canadian?
I have trouble eating lately...wondering what exactly is in the food/water that I'm ingesting. I don't know what to believe, and what is safe. What you have just stated above....doesn't even surprise me. The sicker we get, the more money 'they' make treating us.
Thank you for bringing this to our attention!