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Dust Data Accumulates

Friday, August 19, 2005

A study recently published in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Science & Technology finds that up to 80% of a child's exposure to toxic flame retardant chemicals could come from household dust. Fire retardants are routinely added to consumer products used in homes and offices, so we face higher indoor exposures to them than to other pollutants.

EWG has performed similar research, concluding that because children are more vulnerable to chemicals that contaminate household dust, we must take a close look at consumer product additives that could affect their health.

Read the ES&T study's abstract, and EWG's dust study.

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