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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


Jan 20, 2018 Donita Lowrey
Jan 20, 2018 Tj Pitts
Jan 20, 2018 Linda Haines
Jan 20, 2018 Elizabeth Veillette
Jan 20, 2018 selma castanheira santos
Jan 19, 2018 Sue King
Jan 18, 2018 F. B.
Jan 18, 2018 kelly boulter
Jan 18, 2018 Chris Sackiw
Jan 18, 2018 Amy Hile
Jan 18, 2018 Gary Bartlett
Jan 18, 2018 Etta McWhirter
Jan 18, 2018 janet forman
Jan 18, 2018 carrie west
Jan 18, 2018 April Carty-Palmer
Jan 18, 2018 Betina Leme
Jan 18, 2018 Angelia Coleman
Jan 18, 2018 Tara Cremeans
Jan 18, 2018 al glass
Jan 18, 2018 Ethel Dumas
Jan 18, 2018 Emma Le
Jan 18, 2018 milly lopez
Jan 18, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 18, 2018 Alice Bosveld
Jan 18, 2018 angela humphries
Jan 18, 2018 Kathleen Williams
Jan 18, 2018 Rakesh Chandranatha
Jan 18, 2018 June Thomas
Jan 18, 2018 Michaela Estes
Jan 18, 2018 William Weaver
Jan 17, 2018 Camille Yergeau
Jan 17, 2018 Carrie Carlson
Jan 17, 2018 suzette snodderley
Jan 17, 2018 Mario Estruch
Jan 16, 2018 Krisztina Petroczy
Jan 16, 2018 Katherine Mouzourakis
Jan 15, 2018 sylvia cheng
Jan 15, 2018 Catherine Wilcox We should be in control of what we put in our bodies!
Jan 14, 2018 Elizabeth Cimadevilla
Jan 14, 2018 Jean Francois Molinari
Jan 14, 2018 Elizabeth Ayscough Pure food!
Jan 14, 2018 Alex McVey
Jan 13, 2018 Vince Mendieta
Jan 13, 2018 Ofelia Lam
Jan 13, 2018 Dale Ireson
Jan 13, 2018 Marilyn Williams
Jan 13, 2018 Karen Novy We absolutely do not need any toxins in our food!!
Jan 13, 2018 William McMullin
Jan 13, 2018 William Cope
Jan 13, 2018 Christine CEARD

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