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What is brominated vegetable oil (BVO)?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Brominated vegetable oil (BVO) is essentially vegetable oil treated with the high-density element bromine. BVO was originally created as a flame retardant for children’s clothes and mattresses.

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