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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


May 24, 2018 Geraldo Majela Elias de Abreu Pereira
May 24, 2018 Nick De Rycke
May 23, 2018 Joan Heezen
May 23, 2018 Barb Breese
May 21, 2018 Tina Collins
May 21, 2018 Axa Tolonen
May 20, 2018 SANDRA VITO
May 20, 2018 Sue White
May 19, 2018 Nicole Hadjieva
May 17, 2018 robert dowling
May 16, 2018 anita maldonado
May 14, 2018 Tracy Schalk
May 12, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 11, 2018 Celina Silva
May 10, 2018 gen agustsson
May 4, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 4, 2018 Tina Behla
May 3, 2018 Ananya Boonyarattaphun
May 3, 2018 Linda Millemaci
May 3, 2018 Roxana Moya
May 3, 2018 Lisa Saunders
May 2, 2018 Kay Fisher
May 2, 2018 Liliana Fiorini
May 2, 2018 Albeniz Pérez
May 2, 2018 SANDRY SAMPER
May 2, 2018 Sanand Dilip
May 2, 2018 Antoinette Gonzales
Apr 27, 2018 suzanne caruso
Apr 25, 2018 Olga Zhukova
Apr 24, 2018 Tiffany Ehnes
Apr 24, 2018 Lisa Emeott
Apr 24, 2018 Monica Nelson These substances harm all of us!
Apr 24, 2018 Patricia DeLuca
Apr 23, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 22, 2018 Tristin Pollet
Apr 22, 2018 Virginia Butler
Apr 22, 2018 Sandy Sundquist Chemicals that poison mothers and children, all of us eating the food that you allow toxic additives to our food must stop now. You are killing us all!
Apr 22, 2018 Ruth Vickers
Apr 22, 2018 Howard Olanier
Apr 22, 2018 Howard Olanier
Apr 22, 2018 Laure Leclerc
Apr 22, 2018 Angela Moore
Apr 22, 2018 Christine Reinecke
Apr 20, 2018 Crystal Zerr
Apr 20, 2018 Joan Squires
Apr 20, 2018 M Joan Hutton
Apr 20, 2018 Kathleen Newkirk
Apr 20, 2018 Debbie Zappen
Apr 20, 2018 Foschi Mattia
Apr 20, 2018 Debbie Lafferty

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