Monday, April 2, 2012

New chemicals piling up in environment

The two compounds are meant to replace polybrominated diphenylether (PBDE) flame retardants after these were found to be toxic in the mid-2000s. (PBDEs have been detected in, for example, blood samples and breast milk and some studies suggest a connection between PBDE exposure and reduced fertility in women.)

New chemicals piling up in environment

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