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chemical sleuthing leads to detection of little-known flame retardant in the environment

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chemical sleuthing leads to detection of little-known flame retardant in the environment

bloomington, ind. -- chemists at indiana university have published research findings on their discovery of a new and relatively unknown flame retardant in the environment. their study is the first to detect the potentially toxic chemical in north america.the chemical, called ttbp-tax, is part of a new class of triazine-based "alternative" compounds that have been introduced as substitutes for earlier generations of flame retardants that were banned or removed from the market because of health and environmental concerns.the researchers found the chemical not only in an electronic waste facility, where it would be expected, but in the bedrooms and living rooms of homes in bloomington, indiana."we don't know much about these compounds," sai...