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Los ftalatos son productos químicos, que están relacionados con la alteración endocrina, la toxicidad para el desarrollo y la reproducción, y el cáncer, han sido prohibidos de los cosméticos en la Unión Europea, pero siguen siendo prevalentes en los productos de EE. UU.

ENCONTRADO EN: Cosméticos de color, lociones perfumadas, productos para el lavado del cuerpo y para el cuidado del cabello, esmalte de uñas y tratamientos.

QUÉ A BUSCAR EN LA ETIQUETA: ftalato, DEP, DBP, DEHP y fragancia

¿QUÉ SON LOS PHALALATOS? Los ftalatos comparten una estructura química similar y son ampliamente utilizados en productos de consumo. MÁS ...

PREOCUPACIONES DE SALUD: Alteración endocrina, toxicidad para el desarrollo y la reproducción, cáncer MÁS ...

POBLACIONES VULNERABLES: mujeres embarazadas y madres lactantes

REGLAMENTO: DBP [1] y DEHP [2] están prohibidos en los cosméticos vendidos en la UE.

CÓMO EVITAR: Lea las etiquetas de los productos para uñas y elija las opciones que no contengan DBP. Algunas etiquetas de productos para uñas indican que están “libres de ftalatos”. Deben evitarse los productos que incluyen “fragancia” en la etiqueta para evitar la posible exposición a los ftalatos.

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