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Fire Retardants

 

EWG’s tests showed that toxic fire retardant chemicals contaminate the bodies of children and mothers everywhere and helped bring about some policy reforms, but more needs to be done.

Wednesday, May 12, 2004

The phaseout of two widely used chemicals will not protect Americans from exposure to brominated fire retardants linked to brain and nerve damage, according to nationwide tests of house dust that found unexpectedly high levels of a third retardant that will remain on the market.

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Tuesday, May 11, 2004

In the first nationwide tests for brominated fire retardants in house dust, EWG found unexpectedly high levels of these neurotoxic chemicals in every home sampled.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2003

Study Finds Record High Levels of Toxic Fire Retardants in Breast Milk from American Mothers

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Tuesday, September 23, 2003

In the first nationwide tests for chemical fire retardants in the breast milk of American mothers, Environmental Working Group (EWG) found unexpectedly high levels of these little-known thyroid toxins in every woman tested.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2003

In the first nationwide tests for chemical fire retardants in the breast milk of American mothers, Environmental Working Group (EWG) found unexpectedly high levels of these little-known thyroid toxins in every woman tested.

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Thursday, July 10, 2003

View and Download the report here: Tainted Catch

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