Hazardous Flame Retardants Discovered in California Preschools and Day Care Centers

May 15, 2014 2:44 PM

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Hazardous Flame Retardants Discovered in California Preschools and Day Care Centers

Flame retardants can be made of hazardous chemicals, affecting the health of those exposed to them. Now, a new study reveals that these flame retardants can be found in preschools and day care centers across California.

The researchers examined 40 child care centers serving 1,764 children in Monterey and Alameda counties. These facilities were located in urban, rural and agricultural areas. They collected samples from the air and floor dust while the children were present and tested for 14 different polybrominated ...

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