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Exposure to polybrominated diphenyl ethers and risk of all-cause and cause-specific mortality

JAMA Network Open

2024-04-01
(Press-News.org) About The Study: In this nationally representative cohort study, polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) exposure was significantly associated with an increased risk of cancer mortality. Since the 1970s, PBDEs have been used as flame retardants in a wide array of consumer products, such as building materials, furnishings, and electronics. Further studies are needed to replicate the findings and determine the underlying mechanisms. 

Authors: Wei Bao, M.D., Ph.D., and Buyun Liu, M.D., Ph.D., of the University of Science and Technology of China in Hefei, Anhui, China, are the corresponding authors. 

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(doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2024.3127)

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[Press-News.org] Exposure to polybrominated diphenyl ethers and risk of all-cause and cause-specific mortality
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