Health concern after severe exposure to phthalates
I was visiting my parents when I was told to fix a coffee machine that kept leaking water. My dad supposedly fixed it some time ago, but it still leaked.
I took it apart and noticed he had put in a green garden PVC hose in a place where the hot water goes through.
It was one of the cheap, most basic clear garden hoses, but I noticed it had completely hardened. It wasn't soft and malleable like they usually are.
I drank a ton of tea from that machine when I was staying over during Christmas. They were using it this way for over 6 months.
What health hazards have we been subjected to? My guess I must have drunk a lot of phthalates, those are afaik usually used to make PVC products soft.