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Danish scientists issue new phthalate evidence

A study by the Danish national hospital published on Wednesday heightens fears that phthalate breakdown products can damage human sex organs and reproductive capacity. Comparisons of blood from male infants and milk from their mothers showed that the higher levels of phthalate metabolites in the latter, the lower the levels of hormones produced by the baby. One researcher told Politiken newspaper the results corresponded with findings in animal tests, and with an American study comparing the size of infant male sex organs with phthalate levels in their mothers' urine. See paper, and Politen article.

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