Study: Six toxic flame retardants found in humans

November 12, 2014 9:11 PM

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Study: Six toxic flame retardants found in humans

"We might have been really naive about the health effects of these chemicals," said Dr. Catherine Thomasson.

According to a new study by research organization Silent Spring, Americans may be more exposed to flame retardant chemicals than previously thought. In testing urine samples of 16 California residents in 2011, researchers found evidence of six phosphate flame retardants (PFRs) -- likely absorbed int...

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