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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


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
Apr 20, 2018 David Meneses B.
Apr 20, 2018 Marvin Lewis
Apr 20, 2018 Marie-Claire Jacques
Apr 19, 2018 Amber Williams
Apr 18, 2018 Jessie Dora
Apr 18, 2018 Ben Prosser
Apr 18, 2018 Debra Lessard
Apr 18, 2018 Richard Rheder
Apr 18, 2018 Cindy Workman
Apr 18, 2018 Anna DiBucci
Apr 18, 2018 ANNA BARRANCO
Apr 18, 2018 Niven Nolte
Apr 15, 2018 Martha Vest
Apr 12, 2018 Donna Arnold
Apr 11, 2018 Jo Johnson
Apr 9, 2018 Sandra Beall
Apr 9, 2018 KURT CRUGER
Apr 7, 2018 Lisa vasta
Apr 6, 2018 Kim Johnson
Apr 6, 2018 C.Mary Corrado
Apr 5, 2018 Maureen Wheeler
Apr 5, 2018 Marge Schwartz
Apr 5, 2018 David Young
Apr 3, 2018 Megan Speight
Apr 2, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 2, 2018 Madison Daniels
Mar 31, 2018 LOUISE MOORE
Mar 31, 2018 Nan Newall

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