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More than a thousand German farms have been temporarily banned from production due to a scare over animal feed tainted by toxic dioxin, authorities said on Monday.
Australian babies and young children are increasingly exposed to toxic flame-retardant chemicals emanating from cheap imported carpets, furniture, foam mattresses and electronic goods, a new scientific study indicates.
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ - A study conducted by the University of Texas (UT) School of Public Health showed high levels of polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants in butter samples purchased from five grocery stores in the city of Dallas.
SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 145 prominent scientists from 22 countries signed a first-ever consensus statement documenting health hazards from flame retardant chemicals found at high levels in home furniture, electronics, insulation, and other products.
Children and teens with higher blood levels of chemicals used in the production of non-stick cookware and waterproof fabrics appear more likely to have elevated total and LDL cholesterol levels.
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A new study led by a team of Boston University School of Public Health researchers suggests a link between polyfluoroalkyl chemicals (PFCs), industrial compounds which are widely used in many consumer products, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children.
Pregnant women with higher blood levels of a common flame retardant had altered thyroid hormone levels, a result that could have implications for fetal health.
Contrary to popular belief, paying a premium price for free-range eggs may not be healthier than eating regular eggs, a new study reports.
Australian scientists have developed a groundbreaking treatment to clean up the highly toxic and persistent foam chemicals used worldwide to fight thousands of fires.
- A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.