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Plastics chemicals linked to ADHD symptoms

Adding to concerns that phthalates are feminizing boys’ brains and causing genital deformities, Korean scientists say they now have evidence linking attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms to the ubiquitous chemicals. Phthalates are widely used chemical components of many consumer products, including toys, cleaning materials, plastics, and personal care items. Now, a new report published in Biological […]

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Common chemical found to feminize boys’ brains




Adding to earlier investigations that linked two common phthalates to abnormal male genital development, the same researchers now say that those chemicals can also alter masculine brain development, making boys less likely to play with male-typical toys and games. The University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) study, published in the International Journal of Andrology, examined […]




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