UK Daily Mail
Monday, Nov 16th, 2009
Chemicals used in plastics are ‘feminising’ the brains of baby boys, a disturbing study shows.
Those exposed to high doses in the womb are less likely to play with ‘male’ toys such as cars. They are also less willing to join ‘rough and tumble’ games.
The research adds to growing evidence that hormone-disrupting chemicals in thousands of household-products are interfering with the development of children.
Environmental campaigners called the study ‘extremely worrying’ and called for a crackdown.
The study looked at phthalates, chemicals which can mimic the female sex hormone oestrogen.