Tris(2,3-dibromopropyl) phosphate: mutagenicity of a widely used flame retardant

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Science  07 Jan 1977:
Vol. 195, Issue 4273, pp. 76-78
DOI: 10.1126/science.318761


Tris(2,3-dibromopropyl) phosphate, a widely used flame-retardant additive for textiles, is mutagenic to histidine-requiring strains of Salmonella typhimurium. Extracts of fabrics treated with this compound are also capable of inducing mutations in these bacterial strains.