Published: August 10, 2012
By Bobby Bascomb
Fire retardant chemicals bio-accumulate up the food chain and are commonly found in fatty foods like beef. (Photo: Ernesto Andrade)
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Fire retardant chemicals are commonly found in household items like furniture and electronics. But a new study found them in a place you probably wouldn’t expect: food.
Fire retardant chemicals are commonly found in household items like furniture and electronics. But a new study found them in a place you probably wouldn’t expect: food. Linda Birnbaum is director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. She tells host, Steve Curwood, about her study in which flame retardant chemicals were found in fatty foods like beef, poultry, fish even peanut butter.
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