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Phthalates in plastics linked to childhood allergies

Phthalates which are found in plastic may be a trigger for allergic symptoms in children. Tests show that children with allergies tended to have higher levels of phthalates in their house dust compared to non-allergic children.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Reuters

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About: Phthalates in plastics linked to childhood allergies

Date: 6 October 2004

Source: Reuters

URL: http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=healthNews&storyID=6431929

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