The Washington Post (washingtonpost.com) -by Lenny Bernstein
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Remember the great phthalate scare of 2008? Congress, in a rare bipartisan response to a clamor from parents and health experts that children’s toys made abroad were laced with chemicals that could harm boys’ reproductive systems banned the toxins so infants would no longer ingest them by mouthing the plastic objects.
And then phthalates (pronounced thal-eights) pretty much faded from public view. But a new study shows that an infant with a typical diet is still consuming twice as much of the chemicals as the Environmental Protection Agency considers safe.