Web Date: June 9, 2010
Blood Concentrations Of PBDE Flame Retardants Mirror Levels In Dust
Diet is the primary route of people's exposure to most persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic compounds, but new research published in Environmental Science & Technology (DOI: 10.1021/es100697q) finds that levels of polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants in dust from U. S. homes correlate strongly with the concentrations in residents' blood.
For decades, a wide variety of U.S. consumer goods contained PBDEs, including . . .
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