New flame retardants found in breast milk years after similar chemicals were banned

New flame retardants found in breast milk years after similar chemicals were banned

After a class of flame retardants called PBDEs was phased out due to links with developmental health issues, manufacturers started using another, similar group of compounds.

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​After a class of flame retardants called PBDEs was phased out due to links with developmental health issues, manufacturers started using another, similar group of compounds.