Brominated Fire Retartants (PBDEs)
From Health Facts
Latest Edit: Iva 2012-05-11 (EDT)
Brominated Fire Retartants (PBDEs) are one of many toxic environmental chemicals.
- mattresses and futons, present in upholstery foam.
- children’s pyjamas, carpets and drapes
- computers and TVs
- present as a fire retardant in plastic appliances.
Impact on Health
- interferes with thyroid hormones
- causes behaviour and memory problems
- damages central nervous system.