Prenatal exposure to flame retardants linked to reading problems

A new study from researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons suggests that prenatal exposure to flame retardants may increase the risk of reading problems.advertisement The study was published in the January 2020 print edition of Environmental International. An estimated 2 million children have learning disorders; of these, about 80% have a reading […]

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Perinatal exposure to flame retardant alters epigenome, predisposing metabolic disease

Studies have shown that perinatal exposure of rats and mice to common flame retardants found in household items permanently reprograms liver metabolism, often leading later in life to insulin resistance and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.advertisement Now, research led by University of Massachusetts Amherst environmental toxicologist Alexander Suvorov, with co-authors in Moscow, Russia, has identified the […]

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