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Exposure to Flame Retardants On the Rise

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Science  18 Jun 2004:
Vol. 304, Issue 5678, pp. 1730
DOI: 10.1126/science.304.5678.1730a

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TORONTO-- Concentrations of a potentially toxic class of substances used in flame retardants are three times higher in women's breast milk in Canada than in the U.K. and Germany, although they are lower than those in the United States, according to new data presented at a conference here last week.