Certain chemicals called phthalates — ubiquitous in soft plastic packaging, fragrances, and cosmetics — could be contributing to a rise in diabetes rates, according to a study from Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
- Diabetes could be linked to phthalates, chemical in common household products, study suggests - Daily Dose: A Boston Globe blog with health news, advice, and information.
“The bigger issue is whether the government should take steps to limit the use of phthalates in products.”
Hmm, I dunno, if we know these hormone disruptors do indeed come from those sources and are indeed hurting people, I do think maybe, just maybe that should fall within their domain. Yes.