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Brominated Fire Retardants effect natural killer cells

Cell Biology and Toxicology - 2014

 
Abstract
. . . Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) is a brominated flame retardant used primarily in expanded (EPS) and extruded (XPS) polystyrene foams for thermal insulation in the building and construction industry. . . .contaminate the environment and are found in human blood samples. In previous studies, we have shown . . . decrease NK lytic function . . .
 

Removing hormone disrupting chemicals from the home

Environmental Working Group, 2007

 

Choosing household products that do not contain hormone-disrupting chemicals may benefit your health and the health of your family, and can reduce the amount of these chemicals entering San Francisco Bay. You can make safer choices at home each time you prepare a meal, wash dishes, wash clothes, or take a shower . . .

 
 

 

Phthalates

Center For Disease Control - 2016

 

Some types of phthalates have affected the reproductive system of laboratory animals. . . phthalate exposure is widespread in the U.S. population.

 
 

Migration of DEHP and DINP (phthalates) into dust from PVC flooring products at different surface temperature.

Science of the Total Environmental, 2014

 

Abstract
Phthalates are important endocrine disrupting chemicals that have been linked to various adverse human health effects. Phthalates are ubiquitously present in indoor environment and could enter humans. Vinyl or PVC floorings have been recognized as one of important sources of phthalate release to indoor environment including house dust. . . .Choosing household products that do not contain hormone-disrupting chemicals may benefit your health and the health of your family, and can reduce the amount of these chemicals entering San Francisco Bay.

 
         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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