Reviews sound the alarm on endocrine disruptors

A broad look at research on endocrine disruptors and human health consequences suggests regulations need to catch up to the evidence.

Shira Polan-NYU • futurity
July 22, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: pollution hormones earth-and-environment health-and-medicine laws plastics flame-retardants bisphenol-a-bpa

Tags on pet dogs could monitor our chemical exposure

Researchers used silicone dog tags as passive environmental samplers to collect information about everyday chemical exposures.

Tracey Peake-NC State • futurity
June 2, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: pollution dogs pets pesticides earth-and-environment health-and-medicine phthalates flame-retardants

These toxic chemicals steal IQ points from American kids

Exposure to toxic chemicals, especially flame retardants and pesticides resulted in more than a million cases of intellectual disability in the US between 2001 and 2016, research finds.

NYU Langone Medical Center • futurity
Jan. 14, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: pollution cognition lead-exposure pesticides childrens-health featured health-and-medicine methylmercury flame-retardants iq

Flame retardant turns social prairie voles into loners

Prairie voles are normally highly social, preferring to spend time with pals, especially their partners. But exposure to flame retardants changes all that.

Tracey Peake-NC State • futurity
Nov. 13, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: anxiety science-and-technology social-lives flame-retardants prairie-voles

Can couches and vinyl floors make kids really sick?

Children who live in homes with all vinyl floors or flame-retardant sofas have much higher levels of dangerous chemicals in their blood or urine.

Tim Lucas-Duke • futurity
Feb. 18, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: childrens-health health-and-medicine flame-retardants

Nontoxic flame retardant offers better protection

A new nontoxic flame retardant made from natural clay and cellulose offers better fire protection for furniture, textiles, and insulation.

Steve Kuhlmann-Texas AM • futurity
Feb. 13, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: nanotechnology materials-science science-and-technology coatings fire flame-retardants

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