Skip navigation

no spam, unsubscribe anytime.
Skip navigation
Goal: 25,000 Progress: 5,679
Sponsored by: Earthjustice

No matter how careful you are about what you eat, your food could be loaded with toxic chemicals called phthalates.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is considering a petition, filed by Earthjustice and several partner organizations, asking the agency to withdraw its approval of all 30 phthalates currently allowed as food additives. Please tell the FDA that phthalates don't belong in our food.

Phthalates (pronounced THAL-ates) are a class of hormone-disrupting chemicals that have been linked to severe genital birth defects in baby boys and to other reproductive health problems. They're also linked to deficits in child IQ, developmental delays, and other learning disabilities.

It's hard to avoid phthalates because they're used in many of the materials that come into contact with our food — from the plastic gloves that food workers wear to plastic equipment used in processing food to the plastic packaging our food is sold in. Phthalates leach out of these materials and seep into our food, ending up in all of our bodies.

Please tell the FDA to keep toxic phthalates out of our food!

Sign Here












Please stop allowing toxic phthalates to be used as food additives

Dear Dr. Keefe & Food and Drug Administration,

I am deeply concerned that toxic chemicals called phthalates are allowed to be used as food additives.

Exposure to this class of chemicals during pregnancy is linked to serious impairments to children's brains and to the reproductive systems of boys. Exposures during childhood are associated with developmental delays and serious learning disabilities. We must do a better job of protecting our children from chemicals. I urge the FDA to stop allowing toxic phthalates to be used as food additives. The brain development and reproductive capacity of a generation of children are on the line.

Thank you for your consideration of this important issue.

Petition Signatures


Feb 21, 2018 Elizabeth Lacey
Feb 21, 2018 Abdullah Goldstein
Feb 21, 2018 Davor Maznik
Feb 20, 2018 Brendan Lee
Feb 20, 2018 Kathryn Robinson
Feb 20, 2018 Brenda Choi
Feb 20, 2018 renay lawrence
Feb 20, 2018 Ethelyn Barksdale
Feb 20, 2018 Loraine Lindsey
Feb 20, 2018 Michael Caputo
Feb 20, 2018 Tracy Gourville
Feb 20, 2018 Mitzi Frank
Feb 20, 2018 Ruthann McDermott
Feb 20, 2018 donna delusso
Feb 20, 2018 Ryan Hatton
Feb 20, 2018 Fernanda Magri
Feb 20, 2018 Karen McMurray Stop the toxic phthalates in foods!
Feb 20, 2018 Holly Chisholm
Feb 20, 2018 Susan Falcone
Feb 20, 2018 Christine Gutkowski Should be obvious that poisons are especially bad for our children
Feb 20, 2018 Priscilla Tine'
Feb 20, 2018 amy fowler
Feb 20, 2018 Monica Boucher-Romano
Feb 20, 2018 Randi Mayrent
Feb 20, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 20, 2018 John W. Rumery jr. Doesn't that sound yummy?
Feb 20, 2018 Dana Slawson
Feb 20, 2018 kathy+bob+kaitlin Jones
Feb 20, 2018 Patricia Ruggles
Feb 20, 2018 Didi Summerhawk
Feb 20, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 20, 2018 Deanne Weisenbach
Feb 20, 2018 Paul Statman
Feb 20, 2018 KIM Hall
Feb 20, 2018 Rebecca LaPrade I am tired of you allowing Monsanto and all those other companies to poison us everyday with their GMO grains etc. You are killing an entire population by turning a blind eye. There's room in hell for people who allow others to be poisoned.
Feb 20, 2018 Denise Saccone
Feb 20, 2018 Diane Gravette
Feb 20, 2018 Katie Stansell
Feb 20, 2018 carl bugara
Feb 20, 2018 Corrina Parker
Feb 19, 2018 Magdalena Apostoloska
Feb 18, 2018 Laura Kelly
Feb 18, 2018 Candace Slivinski Toxins in food??? Why???
Feb 18, 2018 Heather Kessler
Feb 17, 2018 dana newsom
Feb 15, 2018 Leticia Andreas
Feb 12, 2018 Kristie Rodgers
Feb 12, 2018 Andrea Yanez
Feb 11, 2018 Wendy Budrow
Feb 11, 2018 Sherry Whitley Please help ASAP.

back to top

Outerwear Brrr-gains
Mason Jar Solar Light
Share this page and help protect habitat: