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Re: E-M:/ Heads up, autoworkers...phthalate esters reduce testosterone



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Enviro-Mich message from Larry Nooden <ldnum@umich.edu>
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And it's an estrogen mimic, a double hit for men.

It's also very abundant in our lives. I think, but am not sure, the Europeans have moved to ban it. Earlier this year, they banned many American plastic household products, but US news coverage was very poor.

--On Wednesday, November 01, 2006 11:29 AM -0500 "Alex J. Sagady & Associates" <ajs@sagady.com> wrote:

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Enviro-Mich message from "Alex J. Sagady & Associates" <ajs@sagady.com>
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Heads up, autoworkers...human metabolites of phthalate esters metabolites
reduce testosterone

Phthalate esters, such as di-2 ethylehexyl phthalate (DEHP), are used as
plasticizers (softening agents) in automotive vinyl plastics....one
component of  new car odor....

http://www.ehponline.org/docs/2006/9016/abstract.html


Many other interesting articles about the effects of environmental toxicants on reproduction in the current issue of Environmental Health Perspectives http://www.ehponline.org/docs/2006/114-11/toc.html





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