Plastics ingredients could make a boy’s play less masculine

From the sciencenews.org:
Exposures in the womb to a ubiquitous family of industrial chemicals can subtly perturb preferences of boys for certain types of child’s play thought to be hardwired in the brain, a new study suggests. Phthalates are widely used solvents and plastics softeners. In this study, the greater a boy’s fetal exposure to certain phthalates, the less often he tended to engage in typically masculine play.

Read the rest of the article here.

See this other related story about the The Disappearing Male.

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1 Response to “Plastics ingredients could make a boy’s play less masculine”


  1. 1 Daniel November 18, 2009 at 11:14 am

    I’ll be sure to keep my wife away from that.


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