Phthalates

Phthalates Used in Prescription Medication Linked to Breast Cancer

Scientists found a strong link between cumulative doses of drugs containing dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and estrogen receptor–positive breast cancer; with a 90% increased risk for those who used medications coated with DBP compared to those who didn't. 

Phthalates in Dust Countered by Microbes in Dirt

House dust contains phthalates which are linked to weight gain, breast cancer and reproductive issues however scientists have recently discovered soil tracked into your home contains microscopic microbes that help break down these nasty hormone disruptors.

Impact of Phthalates on Human Health

A 2017 review addresses the health hazards posed by phthalates, known endocrine disruptors, on human epigenetic modulation, reproduction and insulin resistance, as well as obesity, allergies and cancer.

Gum Contains the Hormone Disruptor Phthalates

A 2016 study reveals hormonal problems caused by exposure to various consumer products that contain phthalates, including chewing gum.

Phthalate Content in Fruit Jellies (Gummies/Jujubes)

A peer reviewed study outlines the various types of phthalates found in fruit jellies eaten by kids and adults.