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Plastic Exposure May Lead to Premature Delivery

Phthalates are widely used in plastic products such as food containers and wraps to add flexibility. They are also used in skin softeners and moisturizers, nail polishes, insect repellants, shower curtains, hairsprays, building products and more. Because phthalates leach out of these products, they've become a ubiquitous environmental contaminant. The potential toxic effects of phthalates on the developing fetus is unknown at this point, but it would certainly seem prudent to limit exposure...

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