Common Chemicals Found in Plastics Associated with Chronic Diseases
A team of researchers from Australia has recently analyzed some common chemicals found in plastics and discovered a link between higher levels of these chemicals in urine and rise in heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and hypertension in men.
The researchers analyzed total phthalate exposure among 1,500 Australian men. They detected phthalates in 99.6% of men aged 35 and older. After that, levels of the chemicals in each person were then connected to the chronic diseases.
The lead researchers Zumin Shi, associate professor at the University of Adelaide’s Medical School, says: “We found that the prevalence of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and high blood pressure increased among those men with higher total phthalate level.”
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