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Should I avoid products with phthalates?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
Eliminate products made with hormone-disrupting, diabetes-triggering phthalates. The worst offender is dibutyl phthalate, also identified as "butyl ester" or "plasticizer." It's in cosmetics, nail polish, kids' toys, and more. If there isn't an ingredient label telling you it's phthalates-free, pass it by.

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