Title: 
Mother's Milk: Record levels of toxic fire retardants found in American mothers' breast milk
Resource Type: 
Report
Publication Date: 
2003
Abstract: 
First nationwide tests for chemical fire retardants finds unexpectedly high levels of neurotoxic flame retardants in breast milk. Results confirm other smaller studies. Study notes similarities to persistence, bioaccumulation and toxicity of PCBs. PBDEs are in hundreds of everyday products and are not necessary for fire safety. The most toxic forms are banned in Europe but regulation in the US is non-existant other than limited efforts in California.
Authors: 
Sonya Lunder and Renee Sharp
Organization: 
Environmental Working Group
Source Type: 
NGO/Civil Society
Fulltext: 

 

Extra Comments: 

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Number of Pages: 
64
Geographic Focus: 
National/Federal
International
United States of America

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