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Measure: Concentrations of Flame Retardants   #240200


Collect and analyze a blood sample to determine the concentrations of several polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), which are chemicals used as flame retardants.


To determine the concentrations of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in the subject’s blood. High concentrations of PBDEs in the blood of a pregnant woman or young child may lead to neurobehavioral problems.



Pregnancy, polybrominated diphenyl ether, PBDEs, flame retardants, National Children’s Study, NCS, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, NHANES, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC

Measure Release Date: January 31, 2017

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