Phthalates are a group of chemicals used in plastics, glues and inks. Research has indicated the possible negative impact of phthalate exposure on children’s health, and links with childhood cancer have not been ruled out.
Q The Housing Association I belong to is forcing me to install PVC windows in my flat. As an asthmatic, the quality of the air I breathe is of great importance, and I am very concerned about the dangers of PVC. - MF, London