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Flame Retardant Whack-a-Mole Continues

PBDEs going down

Nearly nine years after chemical companies voluntarily stopped manufacturing PBDEs (polybrominated diphenyl ethers), a small study has found that pregnant Californians showed a sharp decline in concentrations of PBDEs, which are persistent and bioaccumulative and are toxic to the endocrine and nervous systems.

Published November 1, 2013 Permalink