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Reuters: Plasticizer May Be Tied To Boys’ Breast Enlargement
December 16, 2009, 10:05 am
Filed under: News

NEW YORK – A report out today points to yet another possible harmful effect of exposure to phthalates — a controversial plastics chemical used widely in the manufacture of consumer products.

Researchers from Turkey found higher blood levels of the most commonly used plasticizer, DEHP, in a group of boys with abnormal enlargement of the breasts — a common condition seen in up to 65 percent of adolescent boys called pubertal gynecomastia. The condition usually resolves on its own after boys get through puberty.

 Read the article at http://www.canada.com/health/Plasticizer%20tied%20boys%20breast%20enlargement/2339376/story.html

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