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Flame Retardant Chemicals May Affect Kids’ Health

Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), were first applied in the 1970s to home products to make them flame resistant, including furniture, electronics and carpet. The practice ended in 2004 after scientists determined that kids exposed to PBDEs were at higher risk for physical and mental development issues, including poor attention span, motor skills and IQ scores.