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Cholinergic and Monoaminergic Mechanisms of Persistent Neurobehavioral Toxicity
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Alternative Flame Retardants May Lead to Neurobehavioral Effects
Research Brief - December 2018
Organophosphate flame retardant (OPFR) exposure early in life may be linked to behavioral impacts into adulthood, according to a new study in zebrafish. The results provide evidence that OPFRs, which have been introduced in commercial products in the past decade, may not be a safe alternative to brominated flame retardants, which were phased out because they were found to be harmful to normal development.