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Fact Sheets for Health Professionals

Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDE) Advisory
Guidance for Health Professionals

This fact sheet for healthcare professionals discusses the use of Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs) in consumer products and as their impact as environmental contaminants. This fact sheet also provides information on human exposure, medical evaluation of PBDE exposure, and a summary of evidence of child health risks of exposure to PBDEs. Precautionary steps and preventative measures for reducing potential exposures are included.
Published: May 2010