Threat of a retardant

Threat of a retardant  freshwater fish in Virginia contain the highest worldwide reported levels of penta bromo diphenyl ether (pbde), a chemical that is commonly added to polyurethane cushions for slowing down fires. The discovery, made by researchers from the us-based Virginia Institute of Marine Science (vims), has raised concerns because pbde is structurally similar to polychlorinated biphenyls (pcbs)

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