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More Evidence of A Correlation Between Dust Bunnies and Flame Retardants

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Image credit Lloyd Alter In our house the dust bunnies chase the dog. According to Chemist Christine in her Parentables post Why Your Kids' First Pet Should be a Dust Bunny , this might be a good thing, because of the "hygiene hypothesis." But new research confirms that dust bunnies can expose people to PBDE flame retardants that Environmental Health Perspectives says may cause " decreased IQ and neurodevelopmental impairments in children and to fertility issues in adults." The research found "that levels of polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants in dust from U. S. homes correlate strongly with the concentrations in residents' blood." ... Read the full story on TreeHugger






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