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Banned chemical levels high in pregnant women.

San Francisco Chronicle

Victoria Colliver

August 10, 2011

Pregnant women participating in a pilot study at San Francisco General Hospital had the highest levels of banned chemicals used in flame retardants in their bodies compared with other expectant mothers in other studies conducted worldwide.

UCSF researchers say the results, published online today in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, are probably attributed to California’s flammability standards, which led to the introduction of many new chemicals to meet the standards.



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