Special Report: The problem with phthalates

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Special Report: The problem with phthalates

LicentiouslyYours LicentiouslyYours
Special Report: The problem with phthalates

I thought this was an interesting article on the scientific concerns of phthalates. I know we reviewers like to say phthalate-free = good, but how many of us really know why?
10/18/2010
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Alicia Alicia
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Originally posted by LicentiouslyYours
Special Report: The problem with phthalates

I thought this was an interesting article on the scientific concerns of phthalates. I know we reviewers like to say phthalate-free = good, but how many of us really know why? ...
That was a pretty interesting article. It's scary the substances that are all over the place in almost everything we touch!
10/18/2010
Kindred Kindred
Great article. Thanks for the link.
10/18/2010
ScottA ScottA
Hormone mimicking chemicals are dangerous, and we're just starting to try and control them.
10/18/2010
Selective Sensualist Selective Sensualist
Thank you for posting this.
10/18/2010
cherryredhead88 cherryredhead88
I knew that they were harmful chemicals but was not aware that they are that harmful, or in so many more things. Thanks for the link! Good read. Now I'm really going to be paranoid about what I let my kid put in his mouth! Lol- He chews on EVERYTHING he can get a hold of
10/18/2010
ToyGeek ToyGeek
Thank you for this link. I for one am much more worried about phthalates in my food than in my toys -- I own a limited number of jelly toys and rarely, if ever, use any of them -- but every time a member of my households melts plastic wrap into the broccoli it makes me nuts.
10/18/2010
LicentiouslyYours LicentiouslyYours
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Originally posted by ToyGeek
Thank you for this link. I for one am much more worried about phthalates in my food than in my toys -- I own a limited number of jelly toys and rarely, if ever, use any of them -- but every time a member of my households melts plastic wrap into the ...
I hear ya on the food thing. I try to avoid plastic wrap at all and I am slowly, but surely replacing all my plastic storage containers with glass—and never ever use plastic in the microwave anymore.

And that's not just because of phthalates but any of the chemicals that leak from plastic when exposed to heat.
10/19/2010
El-Jaro El-Jaro
I'm sure there are more hidden things like this around that most people don't know about.

Did you know aspartame breaks down to formaldehyde? Aspartame is a common "Zero calorie" sweetener found in Diet Soda. How many Diet Coke addicts do you know?
10/19/2010
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
Quote:
Originally posted by LicentiouslyYours
Special Report: The problem with phthalates

I thought this was an interesting article on the scientific concerns of phthalates. I know we reviewers like to say phthalate-free = good, but how many of us really know why? ...
Thanks for the info!
10/19/2010
LicentiouslyYours LicentiouslyYours
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Originally posted by El-Jaro
I'm sure there are more hidden things like this around that most people don't know about.

Did you know aspartame breaks down to formaldehyde? Aspartame is a common "Zero calorie" sweetener found in Diet Soda. How many Diet ...
Yup - that's why i avoid Aspartame if at ALL possible. they say that over half of ALL complaints to the FDA are about Aspartame alone.

They do make a Splenda version of diet coke, but it's hard to find.

Stevia appears to be a better choice these days, being a natural, plant based, non calorie sweetner that doesn't require creation in a lab. It's showing up more and more in "vitamin" drinks and also as a branded sweetener called Truvia.
10/19/2010
cherryredhead88 cherryredhead88
Quote:
Originally posted by El-Jaro
I'm sure there are more hidden things like this around that most people don't know about.

Did you know aspartame breaks down to formaldehyde? Aspartame is a common "Zero calorie" sweetener found in Diet Soda. How many Diet ...
That's nice, as I sip on my Coke Zero, erm , formaldehyde zero. Lol
10/24/2010
ToyGeek ToyGeek
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Originally posted by LicentiouslyYours
Yup - that's why i avoid Aspartame if at ALL possible. they say that over half of ALL complaints to the FDA are about Aspartame alone.

They do make a Splenda version of diet coke, but it's hard to find.

Stevia appears to be a ...
Stevia is showing up more and more in the US because it's been used all over the world for decades, but the FDA banned it here, pending investigation, based, allegedly, on an anonymous complaint. Eventually, in 2008, they were forced to actually investigate Stevia and admit that it was safe. So now the health-conscious companies can use it. Yay!

*insert ranting about the corn syrup lobby here*

(Start with link and google away.)
10/24/2010
kck kck
This is magical. I must send it to the bf, who doesn't really get why I am so picky about lubes
10/24/2010
tiname25 tiname25
U should be picky about lubes
05/10/2011
yatinp30 yatinp30
i am very picky about lubes too
05/10/2011
hotcoktail hotcoktail
If u choose wrong lube it could cause u lot of money
05/11/2011
M121212 M121212
Wow, thanks for sharing this. I like learning about different chemicals used in manufacturing, and everybody talks about phthalates a lot on this site in regards to sex toys.
06/18/2011
wetone123 wetone123
Great article to read. I'm always on the lookout for educational articles like this. You can never learn too much about the chemicals that are killing us and how we can change our old habits and switch to safer materials from the kitchen to the bedroom. Thanks Laurel
06/18/2011
Antipova Antipova
Wonderful article, thanks Laurel.
06/18/2011
Bunnycups Bunnycups
Laurel, thanks for this article even though it is freaking me out. I didn't know phthalates were in everything, including the air and the food we eat. It seems as though there is no way of escaping it. This is scary.
06/18/2011
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