We care about human health. All WTF products are phthalate-free and safe to use.
However, what are those phthalates?
Phthalates are a group of man-made chemical compounds developed in the last century to be used in the manufacture of plastics, solvents, and several consumer products we use every day, such as personal care products. Phthalates are used to make plastics more durable. They are oily liquids that do not evaporate easily and do not chemically bond to the material they are added to.
Very few studies have examined the health effects of phthalates on humans. In lab animals, phthalate exposure is associated with numerous reproductive health and developmental problems.
Phthalates are treacherous: you cannot see, feel, taste, or smell them. Ingestion, inhalation, skin absorption, and intravenous injection are all potential pathways of exposure.
To avoid phthalates, it is recommended to read the product labels and prefer phthalate-free products.