Questions regarding the phthalates family of compounds sometimes surface in Congress, science labs and at the dinner table. In a recent "60 Minutes" segment, Lesley Stahl dug into both sides of the debate. "We believe they are absolutely safe. And if you look at every regulatory agency that evaluated the safety of phthalates, they have all determined that they are, in fact, safe for their intended use, the way they're being used in consumer products today," said Cal Dooley, president and CEO of the American Chemistry Council.

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