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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


Nov 17, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 17, 2017 DIANE CORNWALL
Nov 16, 2017 Bushra Qureshi
Nov 15, 2017 Erika Somlai
Nov 13, 2017 Morgan Sowell
Nov 13, 2017 Daniel Baldwin
Nov 13, 2017 Maria Angela Caliari
Nov 13, 2017 Caroline CEDELLE
Nov 13, 2017 Gilberto Simao
Nov 13, 2017 Maria Simao
Nov 13, 2017 Corinna Morton
Nov 13, 2017 Virgil Pauls
Nov 12, 2017 Janice Schenfisch
Nov 12, 2017 doris gonen
Nov 12, 2017 Helen Haggins
Nov 12, 2017 DayLynn McDonald
Nov 12, 2017 jennifer palladino
Nov 12, 2017 Eleonora De Giorgio
Nov 12, 2017 Virginia Lippert
Nov 12, 2017 Martin Henz
Nov 12, 2017 Tracy Birrell
Nov 12, 2017 Darren Frale
Nov 11, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 11, 2017 Emily Dickinson-Adams
Nov 11, 2017 Ignacio Garcia
Nov 11, 2017 Beverley Buffett
Nov 11, 2017 Charlotte Mullen
Nov 10, 2017 Lana Davies
Nov 10, 2017 tami mccready
Nov 9, 2017 Di Griffiths
Nov 8, 2017 Beah Robinson
Nov 8, 2017 Debra Greenley
Nov 6, 2017 Aurelia Gergely
Nov 6, 2017 sue Wells Please stop Poisoning the children, and other s, Its time to care about what the children are eating, Thank you,
Nov 6, 2017 Susan Armistead, M.D.
Nov 6, 2017 Maryanne Preli
Nov 6, 2017 Robert Trotter These practices MUst be stopped!
Nov 6, 2017 Chere Conner
Nov 6, 2017 James Sorrells
Nov 6, 2017 Vicki Hambrick
Nov 6, 2017 Toby Cardoso
Nov 6, 2017 bobbette bross
Nov 5, 2017 elizabeth ferrie
Nov 4, 2017 Daniella MACOR
Nov 3, 2017 Ari Schwartz
Nov 3, 2017 Monique Beriau
Nov 3, 2017 Robina Ingram-Rich
Nov 2, 2017 Julie Matewicz
Nov 2, 2017 melody Eide It is not right to expose children to additives like these.
Nov 2, 2017 Marian Petrovich

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