Is decabromodiphenyl ether (BDE-209) a developmental neurotoxicant?

  title={Is decabromodiphenyl ether (BDE-209) a developmental neurotoxicant?},
  author={Lucio Guido Costa and Gennaro Giordano},
  volume={32 1},
Polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants have become ubiquitous environmental pollutants. The relatively higher body burden in toddlers and children has raised concern for their potential developmental neurotoxicity, which has been suggested by animal studies, in vitro experiments, and recent human epidemiological evidence. While lower brominated PBDEs have been banned in several countries, the fully brominated decaBDE (BDE-209) is still utilized, though manufacturers will… CONTINUE READING


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