More bad news about phthalates
posted: 03/28/2007 12:00 am
In addition to everything else harmful about them, phthalates are now being linked to "abdominal obesity and insulin resistance in adult males." Studies on animals have shown that phthalates depress testosterone levels, and studies in humans have shown links between phthalate exposure and poor semen quality in men and slight abnormalities in the reproductive organs of baby boys. Other studies have linked low testosterone to increased belly fat and pre-diabetes.
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