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Flame Retardant

Chemicals and

Thyroid Disorders

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What are flame retardants?

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What are they?

Used to stop or inhibit the spread of fire

Minerals (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 mixed

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Do they really work?

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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.

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

What contains Flame retardant chemicals?

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 Brominated vegetable oil (BVO))

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Bisphenol

A

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How do they affect the thyroid

?

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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.

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Prenatal Study

They 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.

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Hypotthyroidism

affects

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Hypothyroidism Affects

Goiter

Depression and fatigue

Excessive Weight Gain

Memory loss

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Flame test

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsUX1-_tOlg

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Prevention

Use products without flame retardants

Wash hands frequently

Use a vacuum with HEPA filter

Replace or repair exposed foam

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