Chemical Used in Plastics May Affect Newborn Size
Low birth weight infants have higher levels of phthalates, study finds
The report, to be published in the upcoming issue of The Journal of Pediatrics, found notable levels of the compound — which is used to make hard plastics soft and flexible — in the cord blood and first stools of more than 70 percent of infants included in the study. Higher levels of phthalates were found among those born with a low birth weight.
Phthalates associated with low birth weight. July 1, 2009