Navigation Links
New study: Many flame retardants in house dust -- unsafe levels
Date:11/27/2012

irector of the Silent Spring Institute and co-author of the study.

Many of the detected chemicals show evidence of hormone disruption; in particular the PBDEs, HBCYD, and TBBPA affect thyroid hormone, which is important for brain development. The breakdown products of TDBPP (brominated "Tris") damage DNA and cause mammary tumors in animal studies, raising concern about breast cancer in people.

"The potential harm from fire retardant chemicals used in furniture is very concerning. My research found that the California fire standard provides no meaningful protection against the hazard it addresses furniture ignited by small flames. In view of the toxicity of substances put into furniture foam to meet the California standard, the rule does more harm than good," according to Dr. Vytenis Babrauskas, an independent fire safety scientist.


'/>"/>

Contact: Kathryn Rodgers
rodgers@silentspring.org
617-332-4288 x225
Silent Spring Institute
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Study: DNA barcoding can ID natural health products
2. Joint UT study: Reading food labels helps shoppers stay thinner
3. Study: How a high-fat diet and estrogen loss leads women to store more abdominal fat than men
4. New study: Running mechanics, not metabolism, are the key to performance for elite sprinters
5. New study: Raisins as effective as sports chews for fueling workouts
6. RIH study: Emergency patients prefer technology-based interventions for behavioral issues
7. Study: Wolverines need refrigerators
8. New study: Snacking on raisins significantly reduces overall post-meal blood sugar levels
9. Study: No-fat, low-fat dressings dont get most nutrients out of salads
10. Study: Seeping Arctic methane has serious implications for Florida coastline
11. Study: Seeking Arctic methane has serious implications for Florida coastline
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/30/2014)... Chown has been awarded the Scientific Committee on ... Antarctic Research. , SCAR, an inter-disciplinary international science ... scientific research in the Antarctic region, and on ... Earth system. The organisation also provides scientific advice ... for governing the region. , The medal is ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... into a multitude of cells types. Researchers would like to ... of mature cells that make up the organs and other ... be long chains of sugars that dangle from proteins on ... of California, San Diego, has created synthetic molecules that can ... easily manipulated to direct the process, they report in the ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... journal Scientific Reports , published by Nature ... that while global temperature is indeed increasing, so too ... each year,s average hottest and coldest temperatures will likely ... a wider range of potential high and low temperate ... even as overall temperatures rise, we may still continue ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Big data confirms climate extremes are here to stay 2
... soon know within minutes if they or their equipment ... new technology developed by the Air Force and a ... to collect and isolate samples, detect and identify agents, ... system will provide an increased capability for Air Force ...
... muscle tissue from tarantulas, an HHMI international research scholar ... and arrangement of the miniature molecular motors that control ... technique for visualizing tissues in their natural state, provides ... and perhaps its activation too. , "We have ...
... includes researchers from the National Human Genome Research Institute ... has discovered that mammalian chromosomes have evolved by breaking ... ?and that many of the breakage hotspots are also ... in the July 22 issue of the journal Science, ...
Cached Biology News:Aptamer-based Biosensor screens Air Force personnel and equipment 2Spiders help scientists discover how muscles relax 2Spiders help scientists discover how muscles relax 3Multi-species genome comparison sheds new light on evolutionary processes, cancer mutations 2Multi-species genome comparison sheds new light on evolutionary processes, cancer mutations 3
(Date:7/31/2014)... July 31, 2014 The Kidney Cancer Association ... its monthly news magazine, Kidney Cancer News. , Bill ... on a website maintained by an international news organization. When ... increase in viewers.” , This month’s program highlights news of ... analyzed in a recent study. Kidney Cancer News also ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... TARRYTOWN, N.Y. and PARIS ... REGN) and Sanofi (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY) today ... Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rare pediatric disease priority ... (BLA) submission for alirocumab.  The priority review voucher entitles ... which provides for an expedited 6-month review from the ...
(Date:7/30/2014)...  The Chicago Bears are excited to announce the ... in an effort to raise awareness of skin cancer. ... SPOT me™ skin cancer screenings at a preseason fan ... SPOT me™ is an educational campaign designed to inform ... of skin cancer, and encourages people to get screened ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 ... announced the launch of blended sales training programs for ... proven sales training programs used by thousands of salespeople ... Horizons' blended sales training program can be customized to ... industry. , The blended sales training program ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Regeneron and Sanofi Announce Plan to Use Priority Review Voucher For Alirocumab U.S. FDA Submission 2Regeneron and Sanofi Announce Plan to Use Priority Review Voucher For Alirocumab U.S. FDA Submission 3Regeneron and Sanofi Announce Plan to Use Priority Review Voucher For Alirocumab U.S. FDA Submission 4Regeneron and Sanofi Announce Plan to Use Priority Review Voucher For Alirocumab U.S. FDA Submission 5Regeneron and Sanofi Announce Plan to Use Priority Review Voucher For Alirocumab U.S. FDA Submission 6Chicago Bears Join the American Academy of Dermatology in Fight against Skin Cancer 2Chicago Bears Join the American Academy of Dermatology in Fight against Skin Cancer 3Chicago Bears Join the American Academy of Dermatology in Fight against Skin Cancer 4Sales Horizons Launches New Blended Sales Training Programs to Companies Engaged in Complex B2B Sales 2Sales Horizons Launches New Blended Sales Training Programs to Companies Engaged in Complex B2B Sales 3
... 2011 VIVUS, Inc. (Nasdaq: VVUS ), ... therapeutic products, today reported its financial results for the first quarter ... the quarter ended March 31, 2011, VIVUS reported a net loss ... net loss of $18.8 million or $0.23 per share for the ...
... 2, 2011 Richard Resnick, GenomeQuest,s chief executive ... May 3, 2011, at the Biomarker World Congress ... Sequencing on Companion Diagnostics" for pharmaceutical and biotechnology ... and data management technologies. The Biomarker ...
... 2, 2011 Dyadic International, Inc. ("Dyadic") (OTC ... the discovery, development, manufacture and sale of enzyme ... industrial enzyme industries, announced today that its research ... has entered into a research agreement with Sanofi ...
Cached Biology Technology:VIVUS Reports First Quarter 2011 Financial Results 2VIVUS Reports First Quarter 2011 Financial Results 3VIVUS Reports First Quarter 2011 Financial Results 4VIVUS Reports First Quarter 2011 Financial Results 5GenomeQuest to Lead Biomarker World Congress Panel on Applying Whole Genome Sequencing to Developing Companion Diagnostics 2Dyadic Netherlands Enters Into R&D Collaboration With Sanofi Pasteur and EnGen Bio 2
Lingo-1 (K-13)...
... Hematopoietic stem cells (HSC) are well-characterized tissue-specific ... and are responsible for the life-long maintenance ... cells that reside in adult bone marrow ... can also be found in cord blood, ...
Human DEP-1/CD148 Fluorescein MAb (Clone 143-41) Protein Family: Granulocyte Markers, Monocyte Markers, Phosphatases & Regulators, Other Dendritic Cell Molecules...
MOUSE ANTI PORCINE SLA 1:FITC Immunogen: Porcine peripheral blood mononuclear cells....
Biology Products: