6 flame retardants found ... inside our bodies

November 13, 2014 4:07 PM

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6 flame retardants found ... inside our bodies

Much of the furniture in your home is likely coated in flame retardants—and it turns out those same flame retardants may be making themselves at home in our bodies.

The Silent Spring Institute, working in tandem with Belgian researchers, tested 16 Californians for biomarkers of six flame-retardant chemicals using urine samples. Though the study, published yesterday in Environmental Science & Technology, was small, "we found all of them," the researchers say in ...

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