Definition of phthalate
: any of various salts or esters of phthalic acid used especially as plasticizers and in solvents
Recent Examples of phthalate from the Web
The 2014 report showed that most people were exposed to phthalates in their food, drugs and beverages, and not toys.
The highest concentrations of phthalates were found in the packets of cheese powder.
Don’t handle receipts with hormone-disrupting BPAs; avoid phthalates and any plastics with the recycling numbers 1, 3, 6 and 7.
All products in this story meet Allure’s natural standards: no parabens, petroleum, mineral oil, phthalates, aluminum, talc, sodium laurel sulfate, triclosan, formaldehyde, toluene, or chemical sunscreens.
What to Use: Play it safe with a phthalate-free body cream, like Skinfix’s.
Aside from expiring quickly, these can contain phthalates, a material linked to diseases like cancer.
The formula is paraben-, sulfate-, and phthalate-free, so layer up those lashes with no fear of unnatural ingredients.
Use eco-friendly products Choose formulas without irritants like bleach or ammonia, and avoid fragrances, which can contain phthalates.
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