Fire Retardant Found In Children's Blood: Study

Law360 (September 5, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A study released by the Environmental Working Group has found that a class of chemicals used in fire retardants is appearing in toddlers' blood at levels three times higher than in their mothers'.

On Thursday, the nonprofit research organization EWG announced that concentrations of polybrominated diphenyl ethers, or PBDEs, were on average three times higher in toddlers age 1.5 to 4 years than in their mothers.

The study — which EWG bills as the first of its kind — found that in 20 families, 86 percent...
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