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Flame-retardant chemical exposure reduced with frequent hand-washing, house cleaning

Julie Herbstman
Exposure to organophosphate and alternative brominated flame retardants is common in American households through stuffed furniture like sofas and other household objects; however, regular hand-washing and house cleaning can effectively lower concentrations of these chemicals, researchers said.
Previous research has demonstrated that organophosphate flame retardants — including tris(1, 3-sichloroisopropyl) phosphate, tris-(2-chloroethyl) phosphate, tris(1-chloro-2-propyl) phosphate and triphenyl phosphate — are related to disrupted function of the endocrine system and
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