Project Leads: Drs. Molly Kile, Shannon Lipscomb, Megan McClelland, Megan MacDonald, and Kim Anderson, Oregon State University

An interdisciplinary team of researchers at Oregon State University are teaming up to examine how children’s exposures to flame retardant chemicals might affect their learning and development. In a pilot study we found that flame retardant exposures can be measured by a simple wristband that children wear for approximately one week. The amounts of flame retardants found in the wristbands predicted children’s behavioral skills, as rated by their preschool teachers.

This study was supported by two centers at Oregon State University: Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families  and Environmental Health Sciences Center

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