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Flame retardant may cause hyperthyroidism in cats

August 14, 2019

An epidemic of cats with hyperthyroidism may be explained by exposure to a chemical contained in flame retardants…
Pet tags link widely used flame retardant to hyperthyroidism in cats

July 11, 2019

Feline hyperthyroidism is the most common endocrine-related disease of older cats, and its prevalence has skyrocketed since the…
‘Environmentally friendly’ flame retardant could degrade into less safe compounds

January 10, 2019

To reduce the risk of fire, many everyday products –– from building materials to furniture to clothing ––…
Flame retardants could contribute to hyperthyroidism in older cats

April 27, 2015

For years, health advocates have been pushing to ban some flame retardants for their potentially harmful effects, especially…
NIST Makes ‘Bio Inspired’ Flame Retardants in a Jiffy

April 15, 2015

After devising several new and promising “green” flame retardants for furniture padding, National Institute of Standards and Technology…
In Tests of Promising Flame Retardants, Opposites Pair Off—And the Challenger Wins

December 22, 2014

In a face-off between two promising flame retardants, the challenger—a nanomaterial that maintains a positive façade while sheltering…
New techniques simplify the production of environmentally friendly flame retardants

October 3, 2013

Electronics, vehicles, textiles – almost all modern-day products contain some form of plastic. Its high combustibility means it…
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