Flame retardant exposure declines after ban

September 26, 2013 12:59 AM

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Flame retardant exposure declines after ban

Traces of flame retardants linked to hormonal and neurological disorders in children have declined sharply but remain higher among pregnant women in California than among their peers elsewhere in the nation, a new study shows.

The report published online Wednesday in Environmental Science & Technology is the second to examine levels of exposure to polybrominated diphenyl ethers, or PBDE, among women in their second trimester of pregnancy who attended a clinic in San Francisco General Hospital. The first, published in 2011...

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