Flame retardants in 3D: A clearer picture of their harmful ways

The harmful effects of bisphenol A (more commonly known as BPA) have been widely publicized lately. It is a known endocrine (hormone)-disruptor and is believed to be associated with an increased risk for a variety of health concerns including cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and reproductive dysfunction. In a troubling new finding, researchers found that a widely used flame retardant that is very similar to BPA also has hormone disrupting ways, just like its chemical cousin. The flame retardant is TBBPA…

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