Evidence mounts on risks of brominated flame retardants

New research unveiled in August has found that levels of brominated flame retardants (BFRs) in human breast milk are increasing "exponentially". The findings come alongside new evidence of the compounds' toxicity to the nervous system and potential for endocrine disruption. Meanwhile, a new US epidemiological study has found that exposure to some BFRs is associated with an increased risk of digestive system cancers.

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