Phthalates and parabens found in men’s urine shortly after use of common personal care products

Russ Hauser, MD, and Harvard Chan School Dean Michelle A. Williams, ScD, both Harvard Pop Center faculty members, are authors on a paper published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives that explores the link between the use of personal care products, such as cologne, deodorant and sunblock, and urine concentrations of phthalates and parabens, many of which are considered to be endocrine disruptors and are linked to adverse health outcomes. Learn more in this news item on the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health website.

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