Two Common Types of Toxic Chemicals: PBDEs and Phthalates

March 2006
Latitudes Online;3/31/2006, Vol. 7 Issue 2, p8
This article presents information on the two common types of toxic chemicals, polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) and phthalates. PBDE are flame retardants added in large amounts to many products such as fabrics, plastics, furniture, mattresses, electronics, automobiles and computers. Phthalates are a class of chemicals commonly used as plasticizers in a wide variety of consumer products.


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