Vinyl flooring and fire retardant furniture foam are apparently to blame, a new study shows
Some brominated flame retardants persist and bioaccumulate in the environment, potentially having toxic effects on organisms
World's first PET aerogels cut plastic waste and are suitable for heat and sound insulation, oil spill cleaning, and carbon dioxide absorption
The researchers found the chemical not only in an electronic waste facility, where it would be expected, but in the bedrooms and living rooms of homes in Bloomington, Indiana
PBDEs, or polybrominated diphenyl ethers, were commonly used flame retardants in building materials, electronics and textiles until they were banned in 2004
In a pilot study, the researchers found that cotton and polyester fabrics accumulate flame retardants and plasticizers called phthalates from the air in an indoor office environment
Laboratory fires are all too common and can be devastating, not only for the source lab, but surrounding labs as well.
Most polluted bird on record found in Vancouver.
Zebrafish ‘became chubby’ and had higher BMI upon being exposed to compounds.
Some commonly used flame retardants, called brominated flame retardants (BFRs), can mimic estrogen hormones and possibly disrupt the body’s endocrine system