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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


Jun 20, 2018 jole lheureux
Jun 18, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 18, 2018 Joan Kelly
Jun 17, 2018 Jocelyn Valdez
Jun 17, 2018 Cynthia Ballard
Jun 17, 2018 Maria Rainho
Jun 17, 2018 Sue Nusbaum
Jun 13, 2018 Bri Mahj They obviously want to kill us off
Jun 13, 2018 Christine Nicholson
Jun 13, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 13, 2018 Rick Hodorowich
Jun 13, 2018 Paula Carol Ban the toxins in our food supply. Do you eat it?
Jun 12, 2018 Patricia Dangle
Jun 12, 2018 Pallas Dieter-Brabant
Jun 11, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 10, 2018 Jo Ann Arriola
Jun 10, 2018 Robert & Virginia Ilardi
Jun 10, 2018 Kristie Prouse
Jun 9, 2018 Maria Arteaga
Jun 9, 2018 Beth Marshall
Jun 9, 2018 Segolene Coatrieux
Jun 8, 2018 Jennifer Arnold
Jun 8, 2018 Ana Chen
Jun 8, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 8, 2018 Sue Hayward
Jun 8, 2018 Barbara Gaffield
Jun 8, 2018 Angel Woytovich
Jun 8, 2018 Karen Statkiewicz
Jun 8, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 8, 2018 paul dormer
Jun 8, 2018 Abigail Brill
Jun 8, 2018 Marlisa James
Jun 8, 2018 Wendy Dalton
Jun 8, 2018 Abby Bernhardt
Jun 7, 2018 s p
Jun 7, 2018 Carmen Spinu
Jun 7, 2018 Andrea Giolli
Jun 7, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 7, 2018 Maria Monteiro
Jun 7, 2018 Nadia Gibbs
Jun 7, 2018 jennifer santos
Jun 7, 2018 Val Laurent
Jun 7, 2018 Lasha Wells
Jun 7, 2018 Caroline Cunningham
Jun 7, 2018 Cathy Saunders
Jun 7, 2018 Nora Junod
Jun 7, 2018 Marianella Torres
Jun 7, 2018 Lynn Hansen
Jun 7, 2018 Varda Charnin
Jun 7, 2018 Cindy Snyder

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