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Flame Retardants in Your Food

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Flame Retardants in Your Food

A recent study showed that common foods like rainbow trout, Atlantic salmon, sausage, butter, cheese, and milk are sources of toxic flame retardants, known as polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), that find their way into humans.

While foods are an alarming source of flame retardants, they are not alone.  Furniture, especially mattresses, are sprayed with flame retardants that appear to off-gas for years.  Some of the virtually odorless fire retardants used on mattresses have even been linked to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) in some studies.

Even in small quantities, some of the gases emitted from flame retardants have been found to interrupt the transfer of nervous impulses from the brain to the heart and lungs, effectively shutting down the central nervous system.  Not surprising when you know that some of the gases emitted from flame retardants are considered more than one thousand times more toxic than carbon monoxide.

Learn ways to reduce your risk on page 2…

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12:24PM PDT on Apr 29, 2011 scarey!

11:54AM PST on Feb 16, 2011

Very scary but luckily I grow most of my own food, so I feel sorry for those who can not just be careful what you eat!!

5:56AM PST on Jan 29, 2011

whoa. scary.

5:38AM PST on Jan 23, 2011

omg, I never had a clue. wow. not good. thanks for the info.

7:26PM PST on Jan 16, 2011

Wow...thanks for the 411.

6:31PM PST on Jan 16, 2011

this is definitely an eye-opener

2:22PM PST on Jan 15, 2011

wow thanks

2:10PM PST on Jan 15, 2011

That's pretty scary. I don't eat many of these foods anyway, though. Thanks for the article!

2:33AM PST on Jan 14, 2011

i'll drink less milk now

10:08PM PST on Jan 13, 2011

Great article....thanx

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