Associations between brominated flame retardants in human milk and thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) in neonates.

@article{Eggesb2011AssociationsBB,
  title={Associations between brominated flame retardants in human milk and thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) in neonates.},
  author={Merete Eggesb\o and Cathrine J. Thomsen and Jens Veilemand J\orgensen and Georg Becher and Jon \Oyvind Odland and Matthew Paul Longnecker},
  journal={Environmental research},
  year={2011},
  volume={111 6},
  pages={737-43}
}
BACKGROUND Brominated flame retardants (BFRs) have been in widespread use in a vast array of consumer products since the 1970s. The metabolites of some BFRs show a structural similarity to thyroid hormones and experimental animal studies have confirmed that they may interfere with thyroid hormone homeostasis. A major concern has been whether intrauterine exposure to BFRs may disturb thyroid homeostasis since the fetal brain is particularly susceptible to alterations in thyroid hormones. However… CONTINUE READING
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