Brominated Fire Retartants (PBDEs)

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Latest Edit: Iva 2012-05-11 (EDT)

Brominated Fire Retartants (PBDEs) are one of many toxic environmental chemicals.


  • Household:
  • mattresses and futons, present in upholstery foam.
  • children’s pyjamas, carpets and drapes
  • computers and TVs
  • Industry:
  • present as a fire retardant in plastic appliances.

Impact on Health

  • interferes with thyroid hormones
  • carcinogen
  • causes behaviour and memory problems
  • damages central nervous system.