It is a bad news for those using personal care especially women. Not all of product care are really safe. Some of it will effect on your health.
Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital show that the higher concentrations of phthalate exist in such personal care products as hair sprays, soaps, nail polish, perfume and moisturizers may increase higher risk of developing diabetes. Their research found that urinary concentrations of phthalate metabolites in women may develop diabetes.
They gathered data from 2,350 women aged between 20-80 years old and found :-
- Overall, those with higher urine levels of phthalates had a higher risk of developing diabetes, compared to those with the lowest levels
- Those with the highest levels of mono-benzyl phthalate and mono-isobutyl phthalate in their urine were twice as likely to develop diabetes, compared to the women with the lowest levels
- Those with moderately high levels of di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate and mono-n-butyl phthalate had a 70% greater risk of developing diabetes, compared to the women with the lowest levels
- Women with a higher-than-average level of mono- (3-carboxypropyl) phthalate had a 60% higher risk of developing diabetes compared to those with the lowest levels
The study sample collects from America’s female population. Their finding includes factors such as dietary habits, behavioral traits and socio-demographic details.
What are phthalates?
There’s a word phthalates above but do you really know what the word means? Phthalates belong to a group of man-made chemicals which are similar to organic acid. It is widely used in plastics manufacturing such as PVC. We are exposed to this phthalates and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), most Americans have phthalate metabolites in their urine.
Many researches has been made and found that phthalates will affect on human health.
Source :- Medicalnewstoday
So, beware the personal care product. Don’t just buy without read about their label. Maybe it has phthalates on their product.