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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!

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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


Sep 22, 2017 Susan Lindsey
Sep 22, 2017 Michelle Cupp I care
Sep 22, 2017 Jodi Ford
Sep 22, 2017 Sherry Spurling
Sep 22, 2017 Thao Vu
Sep 22, 2017 Linda Mattice
Sep 22, 2017 Robert .
Sep 22, 2017 Cristina RODRIGUEZ
Sep 22, 2017 Cori Craft
Sep 22, 2017 Fiona Old
Sep 21, 2017 Peggy Binnion
Sep 21, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 21, 2017 Kat Klahn
Sep 21, 2017 Sieglinda Preez
Sep 20, 2017 M.E. Bosboom
Sep 20, 2017 Josie Avalos
Sep 20, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 20, 2017 Catherine Gaspard
Sep 20, 2017 Wendy Horn
Sep 20, 2017 sue harrington
Sep 20, 2017 Ruth Litton
Sep 20, 2017 Animae Chi
Sep 19, 2017 Renee Reinero
Sep 19, 2017 Willa Mandziuk The human race has become the most destructive & self-destructive species on the face of the Earth. Do our government agencies really need to facilitate that extinction with approval of such nasty additives?
Sep 19, 2017 Brian Adams
Sep 18, 2017 Carol Doud
Sep 16, 2017 Keith Melton
Sep 16, 2017 Lola Schiefelbein
Sep 14, 2017 Dean OBrien
Sep 14, 2017 Lauri Moon
Sep 13, 2017 Donna Pacheco
Sep 11, 2017 Liliana Elliot
Sep 11, 2017 Palle Lilja
Sep 10, 2017 Luis Chelotti
Sep 10, 2017 Dita Škalič
Sep 10, 2017 william henry
Sep 9, 2017 Barbara Szantai
Sep 7, 2017 Cathy JACKSON
Sep 7, 2017 Nancy Kimble
Sep 6, 2017 Bronwen Evans
Sep 6, 2017 Priscila Germano
Sep 6, 2017 Margaret Jensen
Sep 6, 2017 Natalja Šepliakova
Sep 5, 2017 Roxanne Savage
Sep 5, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 5, 2017 barbara poland
Sep 5, 2017 melisa yusufova
Sep 5, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 5, 2017 Elizabeth Franklin
Sep 5, 2017 (Name not displayed)

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