Migration of Microplastics and Phthalates from Face Masks to Water

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Giuseppina Zuri et al. Since the outbreak of COVID-19, face masks have been introduced in the complex strategy of infection prevention and control. Face masks consist of plastic polymers and additives such as phthalates. The aim of this study was to evaluate the migration of microplastics (MP) and phthalates from face masks to water. Four […]

Study: Elevated Levels of Toxic Chemicals Found in Menstrual Pads and Disposable Diapers

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Carla Burns Many brands of menstrual pads and disposable diapers contain elevated levels of chemicals linked to developmental and reproductive harm, according to a recent study published in the journal Reproductive Toxicology. The study, by a team from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, looked at 11 brands of menstrual pads and four brands of […]