In PBDE chemical family - fire retardant in furniture foam, computers, televisions; may harm brain development and hormone systems.
PBDE-3 has been found in 2 of the 20 people tested in EWG/Commonweal studies.
Top health concerns for PBDE-3 (References)
|health concern or target organ||weight of evidence|
|Reproduction and fertility||unknown|
|Brain and nervous system||unknown|
Results for PBDE-3
in breast milk (lipid weight)
- geometric mean: 0.0555 ppb (lipid weight) in breast milk
- found in 2 of 20 people in the group
|0||ppb (lipid weight) in breast milk||0.2|
Detailed toxicity classifications (References)
|Reproductive effects - weight of evidence unknown/unassessed||McDonald, T. A. (2002). A perspective on the potential health risks of PBDEs. Chemosphere 46: 11.|
|Nervous system toxicity - weight of evidence unknown/unassessed||Viberg, H., Fredriksson, A., Jakobsson, E., Orn, U., Eriksson, P. (2003). Neurobehavioral derangements in adult mice receiving decabrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE 209) during a defined period of neonatal brain development. Toxicol Sci 76(1): 112-20.|