Study Makes Link Between Household Fireproofing Chemicals and Reduction in Fertility

January 27, 2010 /EIN PRESSWIRE/ Chemicals found in foam furniture, electronics, fabrics, carpets and plastics are contributing to reduced fertility, according to a new study from the University of California.

PBDEs, which are the chemicals that protect these products from the effects of flames, may reduce fertility in women, the study suggests. Previous studies have linked PBDEs to disrupted thyroid levels in men and in pregnancy to neurodevelopment delays in young children.

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