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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

Melton, P. (2013, November 1). Flame Retardant Whack-a-Mole Continues. Retrieved from