GLRPPR Sector Resource: No Escape: Tests Find Toxic Fire Retardants in Mothers -- and Even More in Toddlers
No Escape: Tests Find Toxic Fire Retardants in Mothers -- and Even More in Toddlers
A new research study conducted by the Environmental Working Group and Duke University has found evidence of exposure to TDCIPP, a cancer-causing fire retardant, in the bodies of all 48 mothers and their children tested. In the children, the average concentration of a chemical biomarker left when TDCIPP breaks down was nearly five times that of the average in the mothers. In the most extreme case, a child had 23 times the level measured in the mother.
Environmental Working Group
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