- A review on sources of brominated flame retardants and routes of human exposure with emphasis on polybrominated diphenyl ethers. Daso, Adegbenro P.; Fatoki, Olalekan S.; Odendaal, James P.; Okonkwo, Jonathan O. // Environmental Reviews;2010, Vol. 18, p239
The presence of brominated flame retardants (BFRs) in various environmental matrices, including humans, has been well documented. Increasing levels of these emerging contaminants in various environmental compartments suggest the wide application of these chemicals in products of everyday use....
- PBDES LINKED TO COMMON BIRTH DEFECT IN BOYS. Betts, Kellyn S. // Rachel's Democracy & Health News;7/5/2007, Issue 914, p3
The article discusses a study which links the common flame retardant, polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE), to a common birth defect in boys. The study associates cryptorchidism, a condition in which one or both testicles fail to descend into the scrotum, with higher concentrations of PBDEs in...
- NO STUPID QUESTIONS. Hudepohl, Dana // Organic Style;Jun2004, Vol. 4 Issue 5, p125
Discusses the health hazard posed by using a foam mattress that was treated with flame retardants. Flame retardants that scientists found in high level in breast milk; Companies that made a decision not to use flame retardants in their products; Tip on selecting a foam mattress.
- STATEWIDE. Clarren, Rebecca; Cooper, Kim // Oregon Business Magazine;Nov2004, Vol. 27 Issue 11, p11
Discusses a report from Northwest Environment Watch that shows mothers in the Pacific Northwest have high levels of chemical compounds called polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) in their breastmilk. Use of PBDEs as flame-retardants; Effect of the compound on the human body.
- Environmental Working Group Finds High Levels of PBDEs in Women's Breast Milk. // Chemical Market Reporter;9/29/2003, Vol. 264 Issue 10, p11
Reports on the findings of the Environmental Working Group on the levels of polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE), a chemical fire retardant, in the breast milk of mothers in the U.S. Comparison of the average level of PBDE between American and Swedish women; Importance of the findings in the...
- Study Finds High Levels of PBDEs in U.S. Women. Sissell, Kara // Chemical Week;10/1/2003, Vol. 165 Issue 35, p11
Tackles the findings of a study conducted by the Environmental Working Group in the levels of flame retardants polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) in the breast milk of women in the U.S. Comparison between the PBDE levels of U.S. and European women; Range of PBDE levels in women; Ways in...
- Round-up. // Ecologist;Nov2003, Vol. 33 Issue 9, p10
Covers information on studies about ecology as of November 2003. Link between ecosystem decline and commercial whaling; Presence of fire retardant chemicals in breast milk; Attitude of U.S. citizens toward genetically modified foods.
- Relative Potency for Altered Humoral Immunity Induced by Polybrominated and Polychlorinated Dioxins/Furans in Female B6C3F1/N Mice. Frawley, Rachel; DeVito, Michael; Walker, Nigel J.; Birnbaum, Linda; White, Kimber; Smith, Matthew; Maynor, Timothy; Recio, Leslie; Germolec, Dori // Toxicological Sciences;Jun2014, Vol. 139 Issue 2, p488
The use of brominated flame retardants and incineration of bromine-containing materials has lead to an increase in polybrominated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans (PBDD/Fs) in the environment. Measurable amounts of PBDD/Fs have been detected in soil, seafood, and human breast milk and serum....
- Flame retardants seek uses in broader resin spectrum. Sherman, Lilli Manolis // Plastics Technology;Sep95, Vol. 41 Issue 9, p21
Focuses on the increasing demand for non-halogenated alternatives in the flame retardant industry. Reduction of reliance on antimony oxide; Expansion of applications of existing products; Concerns about acid corrosivity in smoke that can affect electrical systems; AmeriBrom Inc.'s launching of...