Latest Trustworthy News from Dr. Mercola - delivered straight to your inbox!

Flame Retardant Causes Altered Thyroid Hormone Levels


This is an older article that may not reflect Dr. Mercola’s current view on this topic. Use our search engine to find Dr. Mercola’s latest position on any health topic.

Pregnant women with higher blood levels of PBDEs, a common class of flame retardants, had altered thyroid hormone levels -- a fact that could have implications for fetal health.

PBDEs, or polybrominated diphenyl ethers, are organobromine compounds which are found in household items such as carpets, electronics and plastics. PBDEs can leach out into the environment and accumulate in human fat cells.


By continuing to browse our site you agree to our use of cookies, revised Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.