Now.. I'm going to give you a few links on that plastics story I worked on for noon this Monday. But, if this is an issue that troubles you, I encourage you to look into it on your own. Be aware that if you do a google search for phthalates, etc... you will get a number of biased websites that pop up immediately-- both for and against the use of these compounds. And sometimes it's hard to tell where the bias lays.
What I can do is get you started with some Centers For Disease Control & Prevention information that will lead to other sites.
Here is a link from an enviromental group firmly opposed to the use of these compounds:
And here is an industry association website emphasizing the current scientific understanding of these chemicals.
And while I'm flat out of time.. let me share this last link with you to an older USA Today article on bisphenol-A:
I hope this gives you a start!!