New study suggests phthalates may reduce IQ levels in boys.

by Nick

More bad news about phthalates. And that means more bad news for us, as we are exposed to plastics containing phthalates in our kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms, offices and even our cars.

An article in the Mother News Network website reports on the findings of a recent study conducted in South Korea.

Here is a quote from that article.

"In their research, published in the journal, Environmental Health Perspectives, the researchers report that as the amount of DEHP’s metabolites in urine climbed, a child’s IQ dropped by a couple of points — but only for boys. No such trend emerged among girls."

Further studies will be needed to confirm these findings, or not.

But it is troubling to find yet another possible cause for concern when it comes to phthalates and human health.

Phthalates are found in PVC plastics. And PVC can be found pretty much everywhere in our homes and public buildings - even in the plumbing, wiring and construction of the buildings themselves.

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