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Get Phthalates Out of Your Home and Your Life

These chemicals are a class of chemicals used to soften plastics and deliver fragrances in products. That "new car smell" is the result of phthalates used in the plastic components of the interior finishes. After sitting in the heat, the phthalates vaporize and when the air cools, it settles on the glass surfaces and creates that hazy film that is constantly building up.

Here are some links to important information about this chemical and phthalate-free products.

Environmental Working Group

Our Stolen Future: About Phthalates

Safer States: Phthalates

BPA, PVC, and Phthalate-Free Plastic Food Storage

Safe Mama: Cheat Sheet: Paraben and Phthalate Free Baby Products

Big Green Purse: Phthalate-Free Companies

Greener Penny: Phthalate- and Paraben-Free Cosmetics List

Everyday Plastics: Phthalate-Free Vinyl Sleeves

Phthalate-Free Plastics Manufacturing Information
Harman Corporation Creating Phthalate-Free Vinyl Products

ICIS Green Chemicals: Growing Phthalate-Free Plasticizers

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Resources April 12, 2012 1:29 PM anonymous
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