Academic research into the effects of flame retardants on children

Academic research into the effects of flame retardants on children

Please find below links to the most recent research into the effect of flame retardants on children’s health.

Prenatal exposure to flame retardants linked to reading problems. Jan 2020 https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/01/200110155258.htm https://psychcentral.com/news/2020/01/12/prenatal-exposure-to-flame-retardants-may-affect-brains-reading-network-in-kids/153303.htmlAmong children, the percentage of cognitive (mental skills) loss attributed to chemicals in flame retardants rose to 81% in 2015-2016, up from 67% in 2001-2002, the study found.
Perinatal exposure to flame retardant alters epigenome, predisposing metabolic disease https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/12/191213115438.htm
No escape. Tests find Toxic Fire Retardants in Mothers and even more in Toddlers http://static.ewg.org/reports/2014/flame_retardant/pdf/flame_retardants.pdf?_ga=1.176916898.604991974.1421145332
Kids exposed to flame retardant PBDE are at risk for lifelong liver or cardiovascular problems http://theconversation.com/kids-exposed-to-flame-retardant-pbde-are-at-risk-for-lifelong-liver-or-cardiovascular-problems-112346
Flame-retardant exposure increases anxiety, affects social behaviors in prairie vole

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/11/191112160233.htm
Britons and their unborn children at risk due to government inaction over toxic chemicals in everyday use, MPs https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/toxic-chemicals-flame-retardant-food-packaging-plastics-cancer-mps-environment-government-a9005931.html
Behaviour impacts on young chlldren https://today.oregonstate.edu/archives/2017/mar/flame-retardant-chemicals-may-affect-social-behavior-young-children
Prenatal Polybrominated Diphenyl Ether (PBDE) Exposures and Neurodevelopment in U.S. Children through 5 Years of Age: The HOME Study https://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/doi/10.1289/ehp.1307562
Fire retardant chemicals linked to obesity in children and teens. https://www.ehn.org/bpa-substitutes-linked-to-obesity-in-children-and-teens-2639328996.html
Multiple exposures to organophosphate flame retardants alter urinary oxidative stress biomarkers among children: The Hokkaido Study. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31310930

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