Out of concern that flame retardants — polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) — cause health problems, the US government worked with manufacturers to start phasing them out in 2004. But evidence has been building that PBDE replacements, including organophosphate flame retardants, are in the environment and in our bodies. Now researchers report in ACS’ journal Environmental Science & Technology Letters that exposure to at least one of the newer compounds has increased significantly over the past decade.

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