Update: Not likely, according to the findings of a 1999 study:
The plastic softener found in vinyl toys and medical devices are not harmful to children or adults, according to a distinguished panel of leading physicians and scientists chaired by former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. C. Everett Koop.The study did receive some criticism at the time of its release, and Koop Dogg did not specifically address the issue of sex toys -- so the uber-cautious may want to keep tofu within reach. (Thanks, John Schwartz!)
Update: David Roberts of Grist Magazine says,
We did a story a while back about Koop and his ties to the American Plastics Council. Let's just say he is *far* from a disinterested researcher on this matter.Link
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