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“Environmentally friendly” flame retardants break down into potentially toxic chemicals

A purported "eco-friendly" flame retardant breaks down into smaller, possibly harmful chemicals when exposed to heat and ultraviolet light, according to a study from German researchers.

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Year-in-review: Integrating impact

As reporters, we're used to asking questions.

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Invisible pollutants and the tipping point for endocrine disruption

This is the story of how our physical environments in every community are currently under siege from endocrine-disrupting chemicals in our midst.

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The consequences of status quo chemical policy are becoming increasingly clear

Editor's note: This is adapted from a lecture Zoeller gave at the 51st Session of International Seminars on Planetary Emergencies: Science for Peace the World Over, in Erice, Italy, in August. It has been lightly edited.

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Worried about flame retardants? Clean your house (and hands)!

After a small group of women increased their house cleaning and hand washing, the levels of harmful common flame retardants in their bodies plummeted, according to a study released today.

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