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A group of hazardous chemical compounds that are common in industrial processes and personal care products but which are not typically monitored by the Environmental Protection Agency have been detected throughout the Narragansett Bay watershed.
The technology in "fire paint" used to protect steel beams in buildings and other structures has found a new life as a first-of-its-kind flame retardant for children's cotton sleepwear, terrycloth bathrobes and other apparel.
Exposure during pregnancy to flame retardant chemicals commonly found in the home is linked to lower birthweight babies.
A new study finds that pregnant women in Northern California have the highest PBDE flame retardant exposures reported to date among pregnant women worldwide.
Toxic chemicals that have been trapped in Arctic ice and snow are now being released due to global warming.
Scientists with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) are identifying factors that influence pesticide levels in the Chesapeake Bay airshed, including traces of "legacy" pesticides that still linger even though they are no longer being used.
BOSTON, July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers studied over two dozen offices in Boston and discovered dangerous flame retardant chemicals - polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) - banned by an international treaty - are contaminating every office.
According to a new study 80 percent of baby products contain toxic or untested chemical flame retardants.