Children Found To Have Fire Retardant Chemical In Blood

September 4, 2008

The  Environmental Working Group has put out a new report which shows that kids are more likely than their mothers to have a fire retardant chemical in their blood..Washington (ChattahBox) – TheĀ  Environmental Working Group has put out a new report which shows that kids are more likely than their mothers to have a fire retardant chemical in their blood.

The Environmental Working Group focused their study on 20 families to take a closer look at PBDE.

The fire retardant is commonly used in furniture, electronics, toys, etc.

Blood samples of kids aged 18 months to 4 years were taken, as well as samples from their mothers.

Levels of the chemical were found to be 3 times higher in 19 out of the 20 families in kids compared to the mothers.

More research will likely be held to further the study.


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