June 17, 2024



Chemicals found in food containers, shampoo and children’s toys may contribute to 100,000 early deaths a year among people aged 55-64 in the US, study claims

Daily Mail UK

Exposure to chemicals in plastic food containers, toiletries and children’s toys may lead to hundreds of thousands of deaths every year, a new study suggests.

Researchers believe phthalates could contribute to up to 107,000 premature deaths among 55- to 65-year-olds in the US per year. 

The findings fuel mounting safety concerns about the harmful effect of the gender-bending chemicals, which are added to products to make them more flexible or last longer.

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