Monday, April 2, 2012

New chemicals piling up in environment

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.)

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