November 12, 2014 3:46 PM

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It turns out that chemicals may not only be in our environment--but also in our bodies. Scientists have discovered that several toxic flame retardants, called TCEP, can be found within Americans. The new findings reveal the importance of regulating this class of flame retardants.

"We found that several toxic flame retardants are in people's bodies," said Robin Dodson, the lead author of the new study. "When you sit on your couch, you want to relax, not get exposed to chemicals that may cause cancer. Some flame retardants have been targeted for phase out, but unfortunately th...

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