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.
Flame retardants might contribute to feline hyperthyroidism
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