Flame Retardants Found in U.S. Coastal Ecosystems Nationwide

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A NOAA report released on April 1 finds that man-made toxic chemicals used as flame retardants in consumer products are found in all U.S. coastal waters and the Great Lakes. The chemicals--Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers, or PBDEs--have generated international concern in recent years due to their global distribution and associated adverse environmental and human health effects....
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