Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Pthalates

From "Living on Earth" NPR radio show. Study suggests pthalates may effect development of male genitalia in utero. Read transcript or download MP3 or RA here.

"Researchers have known for years that phthalates, a family of chemicals found in paints, pesticides, and consumer products like shampoo, soap, and makeup, can have detrimental effects on genital and reproductive development in male rats. Now for the first time, a study looks at possible impacts on male human babies. Host Steve Curwood talks to Shanna Swan, one of the study's authors, about the results.."

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