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Student probes toxicity of fire-retardant materials in daycares

from The Star Phoenix

University of Saskatchewan toxicology student David Saunders has analyzed dust from 20 daycares in the Saskatoon area in Canada to learn whether flame retardant chemicals in foam furniture and children's toys pose a health hazard. Added to fabrics and furniture to increase fire resistance, brominated flame retardants (BFRs) in high concentrations are potentially toxic for human health and very persistent in the environment. more

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