What is Phthalate?
Phthalates are a group of chemicals used to make plastics more flexible and harder to break and are commonly referred too as plasticizers. The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry , Environmental Protection Agency, and the Food and Drug Administration have released warnings on the health risks from prolonged exposure to phthalate. Some types of phthalates have affected the reproductive system of laboratory animals but more research may be needed to asses the full effects of exposure to phthalates on human health.
While biomonitoring data can also help scientists plan, conduct research on exposure, and advise consumers on the health effects of phthalate we believe that furniture made with these sorts of chemicals such as phthalate is best kept out of your home. The general population is unaware of the amount of chemical exposure they are subject too depending on the products they purchase. We have included our line of modern sofa bed sectionals made without the use of phthalate because we believe every family has the right to know how to live a healthy life with less chemical exposure.