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Safety-focused fire retardants cause damage to adrenals

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Many of us have the overwhelming sense that we are exposed to a lot of chemicals in our daily lives, and that it’s probably damaging our health in some way. But when it comes to the specifics of where the chemicals come from and how they cause damage, it may be unclear.

One category of chemicals that are clearly a problem are organohalogen fire retardants. These ubiquitous chemicals were formulated for the purpose of improving fire safety in furniture, building materials, electronics, toys and children’s clothing as a means of slowing the rate at which a fire can take