Study Shows Infants Exposed to Reproductive Toxins from Shampoo, Lotion, and Powder

09.29.09 Study Shows Infants Exposed to Reproductive Toxins from Shampoo, Lotion, and Powder

In this news release the Vice President for Research at the Environmental Working Group, Jane Houlihan, issues a statement responding to a study from the Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics which shows that infants are exposed to reproductive toxins called phthalates in baby care products.

Environmental Working Group (EWG) Vice President for Research Jane Houlihan issued the following statement in response to a study appearing today in the journal Pediatrics showing for the first time that infants are exposed to potent reproductive toxins called phthalates from everyday baby products, including shampoo, lotion, and powder.

"This new research provides strong evidence that phthalates in baby products end up inside babies’ bodies, where they pose real-world risks for reproductive system damage among baby boys. We hope these results spur companies to remove phthalates from products sold in the U.S. Many of these same chemicals are banned from baby products in other countries. There is no justification for keeping them on the shelves here,” said Jane Houlihan, Vice President for Research of Environmental Working Group.

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