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How prevalent are PBDEs in the United States?

Even though production and sales of PBDEs have trickled to a halt, furniture treated with PBDE commercial mixtures often remains in Americans’ homes for years. In 2008, a groundbreaking study discovered that levels of PDBEs in toddlers were nearly three times those found in their mothers. This study raised awareness of the dramatic extent to which potentially harmful chemicals were contaminating children’s bodies. 

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