- September 1st, 2012
According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2001-2008, studies show that women have higher urinary concentrations of several phthalate metabolites compared to men, possibly due to higher use of personal-care products.
- April 1st, 2009
Fight the urge to spray away your bad hair days. A recent study shows that boys born to women who frequently used hairspray have double the risk of birth defects caused by chemicals called phthalates.
- December 1st, 2008
When former model Blaire Kessler began treatment for breast cancer at age 31, her hair looked like a Brillo pad, her skin scarred badly, and her body became an early-menopausal mess. Well-meaning friends brought her skin creams that to her looked, smelled, and felt medicinal. Even the packaging depressed her—it seemed so drab and sterile.These soothing remedies can help you look and feel your best.By Lindsey Galloway and Elizabeth Marglin