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Phthalates Disrupt Fertility

New York Times (Aug. 25) – Phthalates are well-known hormone-disrupting chemicals, said Jodi Flaws, Ph.D., a professor of comparative biosciences and the director of the Interdisciplinary Environmental Toxicology Program at the University of Illinois. “They can interfere with the production, elimination or binding of any hormones in the body. And the reproductive system in particular is extremely sensitive to these compounds.”