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Flame retardants might contribute to feline hyperthyroidism

Exposure to organophosphate ester flame retardants in household products such as furniture and air fresheners might raise the risk for hyperthyroidism in domestic cats, according to a study published in Environmental Science & Technology. Researchers found links between exposure to a specific OPE and high concentrations of a hormone associated with hyperthyroidism as well as diagnosed hyperthyroidism.

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