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CHEJ: Phthalates From Vinyl Flooring Found In Babies
June 13, 2012, 12:10 pm
Filed under: News

A major new study by researchers in Sweden found that phthalates released from vinyl/PVC flooring are getting into the bodies of babies. Scientists found higher levels of certain phthalates in babies who had PVC flooring in their bedrooms.  “While phthalates have been banned in toys, they’re widespread in many other products in our homes and schools.

This new study underscores the need for the government to ban phthalates and vinyl in our schools and homes,” said CHEJ’s Campaign Coordinator, Mike Schade. “Phthalates are getting into the air and dust inside our home and schools, and as a result, into our bodies.”

Studies have found phthalates associated with a wide range of health problems including asthma, birth defects, developmental problems in children, and more.


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