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Environmental Factor, June 2015

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Birnbaum weighs in on flame retardants in RetroReport

RetroReport, a New York Times online news documentary, examined the history of flame retardant use in consumer products in a May 3 video. The documentary, “Safety on Fire” includes concerns by Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., director of NIEHS and the National Toxicology Program, about the health effects of flame retardants, especially in children.

The RetroReport series selects news stories from the past and looks forward to see how the matter evolved in the years that followed.

Birnbaum is featured on the video at the following times — 6:17; 11:49; and 12:52.


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