polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs)

Flame retardants may be toxic to children

Contact: Debbie Jacobson djacobson@aap.org 847-434-7084 American Academy of Pediatrics Lower intelligence, hyperactivity seen in children whose mothers were exposed to the chemicals during pregnancy WASHINGTON, DC – Chemicals called polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) have been used for decades to reduce… Read More ›

New study: Many flame retardants in house dust — unsafe levels: study finds chemicals linked to cancer, learning problems, hormone disruption

Contact: Kathryn Rodgers rodgers@silentspring.org 617-332-4288 x225 Silent Spring Institute Peer-reviewed study finds chemicals linked to cancer, learning problems, hormone disruption A peer-reviewed study of the largest number of flame retardants ever tested in homes found that most houses had levels… Read More ›

New study: Many flame retardants in house dust — unsafe levels: study finds chemicals linked to cancer, learning problems, hormone disruption

Contact: Kathryn Rodgers rodgers@silentspring.org 617-332-4288 x225 Silent Spring Institute Peer-reviewed study finds chemicals linked to cancer, learning problems, hormone disruption A peer-reviewed study of the largest number of flame retardants ever tested in homes found that most houses had levels… Read More ›

Prenatal exposure to flame-retardant compounds affects neurodevelopment ( IQ ) of young children: polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs)

Contact: Stephanie Berger sb2247@columbia.edu 212-305-4372 Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health January 19, 2010 — Prenatal exposure to ambient levels of flame retardant compounds called polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) is associated with adverse neurodevelopmental effects in young children, according… Read More ›