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GLRPPR Sector Resource: No Escape: Tests Find Toxic Fire Retardants in Mothers -- and Even More in Toddlers

Title:
No Escape: Tests Find Toxic Fire Retardants in Mothers -- and Even More in Toddlers

Abstract:
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.

URL:
http://www.ewg.org/research/flame-retardants-2014

Source:
Environmental Working Group

Resource Type:
Article/report

Date of Publication:
August 2014

Associated Sectors:

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