Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of retardant.

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Examples

  • During my research on the topic, the only caution on polyurethane that I came across was its proclivity to fire and how it then might be treated with flame retardants, which is source for carcinogens.

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  • Among the chemicals known to affect breast development and cancer susceptibility in animal studies, according to the report, are pesticides such as atrazine, used in agriculture; dioxins, an industrial pollutant found in some fatty foods; bisphenol A (BPA), found in some water bottles and canned foods; polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants, and nonylphenol (a breakdown product found in certain laundry detergents).

    Early chemical exposures may affect breast health

  • Because there is no one cause of autism, we need to look at all possible exposures and other environmental factors that might have increased dramatically during those years, including plastics, flame retardants, jet fuel, pesticides, viruses and retroviruses, parental age and, yes, the vaccine program.

    David Kirby: Why The Vaccine-Autism Issue Won't Go Away

  • This week a report was released that found flame retardants suspected of causing cancer are widespread in household and children’s products, including infant carriers and nursing pillows.

    Sarah Janssen: Jessica Alba: Super Mom

  • Sue Storm and her family would probably have been exposed to a lot of flame retardants around the house, particularly since her brother Johnny’s signature superpower was being able to burst into flame, on self-command “Flame On!

    Sarah Janssen: Jessica Alba: Super Mom

  • And flame retardants are just one class of chemicals that are routinely found in our bodies, some of which have been associated in scientific studies with a host of chronic illness and diseases including cancer, learning and developmental disabilities, birth defects and reproductive harm.

    Sarah Janssen: Jessica Alba: Super Mom

  • Of the 84,000 chemicals in commercial use in the United States - from flame retardants in furniture to household cleaners - nearly 20 percent are secret, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, their names and physical properties guarded from consumers and virtually all public officials under a little-known federal provision.

    POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: January 4, 2010

  • Organic cotton is less flammable than polyurethane foam to begin with, which allows the use of more creative flame retardants.

    Sloan Barnett: Forget Monsters Under the Bed, What About the Monsters Hiding in Your Mattress?

  • Ask how they achieve flammability standards and whether they add halogenated flame retardants?

    Sloan Barnett: Forget Monsters Under the Bed, What About the Monsters Hiding in Your Mattress?

  • So, how do you know if your mattress is full of toxic flame retardants?

    Sloan Barnett: Forget Monsters Under the Bed, What About the Monsters Hiding in Your Mattress?

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