Ever heard of phthalates? Regrettably, they are not an ancient Mediterranean civilization but rather esters that help plasticize things like rain coats and shower curtains. They also make body lotions smell nice. Oh, and they also may be causing young men to develop in . . . um, less masculine ways.
60 Minutes reports that tests on pregnant women with high levels of phthalates reveal that this common household plastic does bad things to the plumbing of baby boys, including undescended testicles.