Issue Date: June 21, 2010
Children's Blood Contains High Levels Of PBDE Fire Retardants
Confirming a long-held supposition, new research shows that children bear high burdens of polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants in their bodies. In the first study to compare children's uptake with that of their mothers, researchers found that children's PBDE levels are around 2.8 times higher (Environ. Sci. Technol., DOI: 10.1021/es1009357).
For decades, the retardants featured in a . . .
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