polybrominated love

Definitions

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  • adj. Having had multiple hydrogen atoms replaced by bromine

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The Hidden Hazards In the Nursery study tested 20 products -- including nursing pillows, changing pads, bassinet pads and car seats -- for traces of Tris and other toxic chemical flame retardants called polybrominated diphenyl ether compounds, or PBDEs.

    Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff: Flame Retardants Refuse to Burn Out

  • Becky wakes up on her new mattress—with the luxurious foam pad on top—both of which have been manufactured, as have all U.S. bedding materials, with a flame-retardant known as polybrominated diphenyl ethers, or PBDEs.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • The flame-retardant chemicals that were used the most until recently are called polybrominated diphenylethers, or PBDEs.

    The Most Toxic Home Products

  • The chemicals, known as polybrominated diphenyl ethers or PBDEs, were introduced around 30 years ago****, for use in households as a flame retardant.

    Did my House make my kitty hyperthyroid?

  • For about a decade, scientists have known that most Americans have minute quantities of flame retardants called polybrominated diphenyl ethers, PBDEs, in their bodies, but they were not sure how they got there.

    NYT > Home Page

  • A recent study showed that common foods like rainbow trout, Atlantic salmon, sausage, butter, cheese, and milk are sources of toxic flame retardants, known as polybrominated diphenyl ethers PBDEs, that find their way into humans.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • The earlier generation of fire retardants, called polybrominated diphenyl ethers, or PBDEs, was added to products such as furniture, electronics and carpeting and upholstery to reduce fire-related injuries.

    Latest Science News Features, Blog Entries, Column Entries, Issues, Articles and Book Reviews

  • One of these is a group of flame retardants called polybrominated diphenyl ethers or PBDEs.

    Signs of the Times

  • Blood tests often revealed a class of chemical known as polybrominated diphenyl ethers, or PBDE's, that are commonly used to make furniture, computers and other appliances flame resistant were often 30 percent higher.

    KCBS Bay Area News

  • Endocrine disruptors from Bisphenol A to a group of flame retardants known as polybrominated diphenyl ethers, or PBDEs, are being studied for their effect on thyroid function.

    That's Fit

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