Synthetic chemical in consumer products linked to early death, study finds
(CNN) — Synthetic chemicals called phthalates, found in hundreds of consumer products such as food storage containers, shampoo, makeup, perfume and children’s toys, may contribute to some 91,000 to 107,000 premature deaths a year among people ages 55 to 64 in the United States, a new study found.
People with the highest levels of phthalates had a greater risk of death from any cause, especially cardiovascular mortality, according to the study published Tuesday in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Pollution.
The study estimated those deaths could cost the US about $40 to $47 billion each year in lost economic productivity.
“This study adds to the growing data base on the impact of plastics on the human body and bolsters public health and business cases for reducing or eliminating the use of plastics,” said lead author Dr. Leonardo Trasande, a professor of pediatrics, environmental medicine and population health at NYU Langone Health in New York City.Synthetic chemical in consumer products linked to early death, study finds
By Sandee LaMotte, CNN
If our media focused on actual environmental hazards – from plastics, or the widespread destruction of life in the ocean, or even cell phone radiation – instead of leftist visions of controlling the economy via Global Warming and COVID manias, I would have substantially greater respect for them.
But Global Warming and COVID terror leads directly to more power in the hands of Our Betters over the Filthy Commoners, transferring liberty, control and wealth from the Wrong Hands to the Right Hands.
In contrast, fighting the Plastics lobby or the Chinese, Korean or Japanese state-backed fishing interests doesn’t bring any bottom-line benefit, financial or emotional.