PBDEs: They’re everywhere, growing and spreading

The chemicals, called polybrominated diphenyl ethers, or PBDEs, are everywhere: in your TV, your computer, your toaster and your sofa. But PBDEs don’t stay put, The flame retardants bioaccumulate. Over the past three decades, PBDE levels in people have doubled about every three to five years, and some experts don’t think we’ve reached a peak.

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