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Phthalates: why you need to know about the chemicals in cosmetics

Also known as plasticizers, phthalates are also commonly found in food packaging and plastics. By Lauren Zanolli  @LaurenZanolliares –  Phthalates are also found in shampoo, perfume, nail polish, hairspray, sanitary pads and more. Illustration: Guardian Design/The Guardian. What are phthalates? Phthalates are a …