News tagged with flame retardants

Some flame retardants make fires more deadly

Some of the flame retardants added to carpets, furniture upholstery, plastics, crib mattresses, car and airline seats and other products to suppress the visible flames in fires are actually increasing the danger of invisible ...

dateMar 27, 2012 in Other
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New pollutants detected in peregrine falcon eggs

Flame retardants are chemical compounds added to fabrics and plastics to keep them from burning easily, but these can be toxic. Now a team of researchers from Spain and Canada has detected some of these emerging ...

dateApr 18, 2011 in Environment
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Exposure of humans to cosmetic UV filters is widespread

An investigation conducted in the context of the Swiss National Research Programme (NRP50), Endocrine Disrupters: Relevance to Humans, Animals and Ecosystems, demonstrates for the first time that internal exposure of humans ...

dateNov 02, 2010 in Health
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