child development http://kvpr.org en Study Links Flame Retardants to Developmental Delays in Children http://kvpr.org/post/study-links-flame-retardants-developmental-delays-children <p>A new UC Berkeley study adds to research that suggests flame retardants common in California homes are linked to neurodevelopmental delays in kids.</p><p>The study followed nearly 300 women from pregnancy to when their children were 7 years old. Researchers tested mother's levels and then the children's levels for the flame retardant compound polybrominated diphenyl ethers, known as PBDE. They wanted to assess in utero effect as well as childhood exposure, says lead researcher and UC Berkeley epidemiologist Brenda Eskenazi.</p> Thu, 15 Nov 2012 23:57:48 +0000 Kathleen Masterson 6934 at http://kvpr.org Study Links Flame Retardants to Developmental Delays in Children