Why don’t we take the harmful chemicals out of plastics?

Plastics have caused a sharp decline in fertility among men, leaving only one in four with “good” sperm, scientists say.

Chemicals called phthalates — found in plastics and products such as shower curtains, car dashboards and cleaning materials — can be breathed in, consumed or absorbed through the skin of pregnant women, inhibiting testosterone production in male foetuses, leading to sons with low sperm counts.

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/health/news/article4473064.ece?CMP=OTH-gnws-standard-2015_06_17

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