Phthalates May Be Dangerous to Children

A new study suggests babies may be exposed to toxic chemicals from such everyday products as baby powder, baby lotions, and shampoo. These potentially harmful chemicals are called phthalates and are found in ordinary pediatric products on the market today. Phthalates are used in plastics such as toys and baby bottles as well as personal hygiene products and medical equipment. The real danger is that parents may be exposing their children to this potentially toxic chemical without even knowing it since the government doesn’t require products to list phthalates as an ingredient.