Brominated flame retardants (BFRs) are found in furniture, electronics, and kitchenware to slow the spread of flames in the event of a fire.

“BFRs pose a significant risk, particularly during sensitive periods, from intrauterine life to puberty and during pregnancy. Endocrine disruptors, such as BFRs, can mimic hormones and cause cells to respond inappropriately” – Isabelle Plante, co-director of ICEDA.

To find out more, read the study by our co-director Isabelle Plante and our members Rita-Josiane Gouesse, Alec McDermott, Barbara Hales and Bernard Robaire on this subject.