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Fire Retardant Chemical Found in Blood of Children

by Rajashri on  September 5, 2008 at 3:00 PM Child Health News   - G J E 4
 Fire Retardant Chemical Found in Blood of Children
A study by researchers from the nonprofit Environmental Working Group has found a fire retardant chemical called polybrominated diphenyl ethers or PBDE in the blood of children.

This chemical is a hormone disrupting one and was found in 19 of the 20 families in this small pilot study.
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Researchers from EWG said that children had three times the average of the retardant in their blood as compared to their mothers.

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PBDE is dangerous to the developing brain and has been linked to hyperactivity and other behavioral issues.

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