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NOV 16, 2013 - Huffington Post

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Flame-Retardant Chemicals Endanger Firefighters, Gymnasts

Flame-retardant chemicals permeate the world, and the bodies of nearly every person. But a new film and a new scientific study point to two groups of people whose risks of exposure may be particularly high: firefighters who venture into burning buildings and gymnasts who tumble into pits of foam blocks. "Thinking about average exposure is not good enough," Renee Sharp, director of research at the non-profit Environmental Working Group, told The Huffington Post after a Seattle screening of the new documentary, "Toxic Hot Seat." "There are vulnerable populations, and they are often not who ... Read More

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