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Phthalates Fact Sheet

Phthalates are chemicals added to PVC plastic to make it soft and flexible. Among many other things, they are used in soft plastic toys and other baby products, such as teethers, bath books, and rubber ducks. Because phthalates are not chemically bonded to PVC molecules, phthalates are given off freely by PVC. Because children have a natural tendency to suck on objects as a way of exploring the world around them, phthalates can leach out of these products and enter their bodies.

Resource | Public Health

Toxics: Risks and Tips

Marylanders should have the tools to protect their children and families from toxic chemicals, and no child should have to face the long-term health effects that can result from chemical exposure.

Identity Theft Handbook

Download a free copy of Maryland PIRG Foundation's Identity Theft Handbook and have the answers to all of your questions at your fingertips.

Resource | Public Health

Change the Market - Support Antibiotic-free Restaurants

These restaurants have taken action to transition away from serving meat raised with antibiotics. 

Resource | Safe Energy

Energy Efficiency Market Barriers

10 reasons why economically beneficial energy efficiency investments aren't made as often as they should be.

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