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Heaven Scent - Toiletry Products containing phthalates

Oestrogen mimics are widespread and are implicated in various cancers. Now Swedish researchers have proven what the perfume-free supporters always knew. More than three-quarters of 34 toiletry products tested in a recent study were found to contain phthalates and in particular di-ethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP).

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A US research study two years ago showed that the by-product of phthalates was many times higher in the urine of women than men, in the 20 - 40 age group.

Professor Richard Sharp was quoted in the Times as saying, "If you wanted to produce a list of environmental causes of reproductive health problems in boys, phthalates would be pretty near the top of the list."

Apparently, numerous studies have shown phthalate exposure causes male genital abnormality, for example undescended testicles, and has even been blamed for soaring levels of testicular cancer.

The chemical was found in perfumes body sprays, hairsprays and other hair products.

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