ACC questions claims of study linking PBDE with delayed neurodevelopment

11/15/2012 | San Francisco Chronicle ·

A study conducted by the University of California, Berkeley claims that exposure to flame-retardant compounds called polybrominated diphenyl ethers while in the womb are delaying the neurodevelopment of affected children. The study, however, "does not appear to show clear evidence of a cause-and-effect relationship between exposures and the observed behaviors," according to the American Chemistry Council.

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