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What are Phthalates and Why Should You Care?

What are Phthalates and Why Should You Care?

Have you ever noticed on a label that says phthalate-free? You'll see those labels more and more often because people are becoming more aware about these additives. Phthalates are chemicals used to soften plastics in manufacturing.  It's also used to bind different chemicals together.  They are found in a lot of personal care products such as shampoos, conditioners, body sprays, hair sprays, perfumes, colognes, soap,  and nail polish.  You will also find them in other plastic products like shower curtains, medical tubing, IV bags, vinyl flooring and wall coverings, food packaging and coatings on time-release pharmaceuticals. Whenever you use personal...

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