ALWAYS SUCH GOOD INFORMATION!!!!!!!!!!!!
As if we needed something else to worry about, a peer-reviewed study from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, published in December 2014, found evidence that chemicals called phthalates can impact the children of pregnant women who were exposed to those chemicals. Children of moms who had the highest levels of phthalates during pregnancy had markedly lower IQs at age 7.  Phthalates had previously been linked to effects ranging from behavioral disorders and cancers to deformations of the sex organs.
Why are we talking about this in a blog about fabrics?
Because phthalates are in the fabrics we use. Generally, phthalates are used to make plastic soft: they are the most commonly used plasticizers in the world and are pretty much ubiquitous. They’re found in perfume, hair spray, deodorant, almost anything fragranced (from shampoo to air fresheners to laundry detergent), nail polish, insect repellent, carpeting, vinyl…
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