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BSEF comments on recent study linking Penta-PDE in the human body and fertility

A new study reports a possible association between the presence of specific types of PBDE flame retardants in the human body and fertility. There are different types of PBDE flame retardants and the ones found in this study were those of the legacy commercial product Penta-BDE (Tetra and Penta-BDEs).  Penta-BDE has been subject to bans in both North America and Europe [2], following a scientific assessment and it has been voluntarily phased out globally by the industry.
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