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EHN: NIEHS Director Reacts To Study Of Pregnant Women, Urges More Investigation of Flame Retardants
June 25, 2010, 8:21 am
Filed under: News

The director of the national institute that oversees environmental health research said Monday that a new study raises many important questions about how flame retardants in common household items may pose a threat to the health of pregnant women and their infants.
By Marla Cone, Editor in Chief
Environmental Health News
 
June 22, 2010

The director of the national institute that oversees environmental health research said Monday that a new study raises many important questions about how flame retardants in common household items may pose a threat to the health of pregnant women and their infants.

The study published Monday reported that high levels of brominated flame retardants can alter pregnant women’s thyroid hormones, which are critical to a baby’s growth and brain development. It is the first human research showing a link between the ubiquitous chemicals and altered levels of the hormones in pregnant women.

Read further at http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/niehs-director-reacts-flame-retardant-study

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