This is an informative article about phthalates, which are chemicals that are used in PVC plastic. PVC plastic is widely used in everyday items. There has been concern about some phthalates and their possible impact on human health. Some phthalates are suspected endocrine disruptors, which means that it may be able to interfere with our hormone system and thereby cause harm. This article aims to provide a balanced view of the debate and the evidence.