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New Concerns about Phthalates

Ingredients of common plastics may harm boys as they develop

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12:59pm, June 16, 2003

Phthalates. Difficult to spell and harder to sound out, this class of compounds would be forgettable if the name didn't keep popping up in debates over the safety of intravenous-blood bags, food packaging, and children's toys.

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