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Flame Retardant

Chemicals and . Thyroid Disorders. What are flame retardants?. What are they?. Used to stop or inhibit the spread of fire. Minerals (red phosphorous). Organohalogens. (. chlorendic. acid). Organophosphorous.

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Flame Retardant

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Flame Retardant

Chemicals and

Thyroid DisordersSlide2

What are flame retardants?Slide3

What are they?Used to stop or inhibit the spread of fireMinerals (red phosphorous)Organohalogens (chlorendic

acid)Organophosphorous (bisphenol A)Are usually mixed with or added to additive or reactive flame reatardants (A base).Multiple classes are sometimes mixedSlide4

Do they really work?Slide5

Do they really work?Some people say that flame retardants are ineffective.Flame retardants are only required to show that it can stop fire after 12 seconds of burning. Should more be required?64% of flame retardants do not have to be labeled when used in products. Slide6

What’s more important? Saving your belongings or your life?

What contains Flame retardant chemicals?Slide7

 Brominated vegetable oil (




How do they affect the thyroid


How do they affect the thyroid?Flame retardant chemicals cause hormone inbalances in the body.Hypothyroidism is due to the body not producing enough thyroid hormone.Slide15

Prenatal StudyThey can disrupt the amount of thyroid hormone being produced for babies in the womb.The babies neurodevelopment can be affected by the mother not getting enough thyroid hormone. The baby can also be born with an underactive thyroid.Slide16

Hypotthyroidism affectsSlide17

Hypothyroidism AffectsGoiterDepression and fatigueExcessive Weight GainMemory lossSlide18

Flame testhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsUX1-_tOlgSlide19

PreventionUse products without flame retardantsWash hands frequentlyUse a vacuum with HEPA filterReplace or repair exposed foam