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2. Testosterone. These are potent endocrine disruptors that every hormone-luvin' male should avoid like the plague. One study examined dosages of 100, 80, 60, 40, 20, 10, 5, or 0% of the mixture.on fetal rates and found a dose-dependent decrease in testosterone, meaning the more phthalates, the less the testosterone.  Needless to say, this is very, very bad for males in the fetus or young children.
3. Fertility. Further proof of phthalates' gonad-killing properties are linked to lowered sperm quality  and DNA damage . See my link on Male Fertility for additional information.
4. ADHD. The decreased testosterone and other attributes of phthalates actually alter the male brain and one study showed a link to ADHD.  For more information, see my link on Environmental Causes of ADHD.
5. Thyroid. Many studies have verified that phthalates alter thyroid function. This is particularly dangerous for the little ones and one study warned "even small changes in thyroid homeostasis may adversely affect human health, and especially fetal neurological development may be vulnerable." 
6. Insulin Resistance and Diabetes. These chemicals seem to wreak havoc with the body's blood glucose systems and have been implicated in several studies (on both men and women) as a contributor to insulin resistance, metabolic disorder, prediabetes and diabetes.  The reason? Testosterone, as I document in my book Low Testosterone by the Numbers, regulates insulin sensitivity in men.
This list could go on and on. Again, one should be as cautious as one's budget will allow, buying organic - many pesticides are phthalates - and using only stainless steel/glass for cooking and natural means for pest control.
2) International Journal of Andrology, 29(1):172-180, Published Online 7 Feb 2006, "Possible impact of phthalates on infant reproductive health"
3) Toxicological Sciences, 2008, 105(1):153-165, "A Mixture of Five Phthalate Esters Inhibits Fetal Testicular Testosterone Production in the Sprague-Dawley Rat in a Cum7) J Appl Toxicol, 1989 Aug, 9(4):277-83, "Mechanism of testicular atrophy induced by di-n-butyl phthalate in rats". Part 1.
4) Toxicological Sciences, 2008, 105(1):153-165, "A Mixture of Five Phthalate Esters Inhibits Fetal Testicular Testosterone Production in the Sprague-Dawley Rat in a Cumulative, Dose-Additive Manner"
5) Environ Health Perspect, 2003, 111:1164-1169, "The Relationship between Environmental Exposures to Phthalates and DNA Damage in Human Sperm Using the Neutral Comet Assay"
6) Human Reproduction, 19(5):1121-1126."Demonstration of Chlamydia trachomatis IgG antibodies in the male partner of the infertile couple is correlated with a reduced likelihood of achieving pregnancy"
8) Biological Psychiatry, 15 Nov 15 2009, 66(10):958-963, "Phthalates Exposure and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in School-Age Children"
9) European Journal of Endocrinology, 2006, 154(5):599-611, "Environmental chemicals and thyroid function"
11) Environ Health Perspect, 2007 June, 115(6): 876–882, "Concentrations of Urinary Phthalate Metabolites Are Associated with Increased Waist Circumference and Insulin Resistance in Adult U.S. Males"
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