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Chemicals found in shampoo, perfume, and makeup are connected to premature deaths, study finds

If exposed to chemicals known as phthalates this could result in premature deaths, according to a new study published in the Environmental Pollution last Tuesday. The link is especially common in heart disease.

Exposure to phthalates can not only cause heart disease but diabetes and obesity, according to several more studies.

It just so happens these man-made hazardous chemicals can be found in hundreds of items consumers buy. These everyday products include food storage containers, makeup, perfume, and shampoo, according to Insider.

Though, scientists reportedly have known for decades that phthalates can impact hormone function, causing issues that are the brain and immune system-related, developmental and reproductive, according to the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Though, phthalates are added to make products last longer.

Leonardo Trasande, who’s the director of NYU Langone’s Center for the Investigation of Environmental Hazards, told CNN “these chemicals have a rap sheet.”

“And the fact of the matter is that when you look at the entire body of evidence, it provides a haunting pattern of concern,” Trasande added.

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