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In case you missed it, it’s October(blog)fest here at the Duke Superfund Research Center. That means we’re going to be writing a LOT of posts all on a related topic – the effects of flame retardant chemicals on learning and behavior. Earlier this week one of our trainees (trainee=code for […]

What do flame retardants have to do with maternal and ...

If you pay attention to news sources like the Chicago Tribune and New York Times, you may know that flame retardants have been receiving some publicity. Flame retardants are applied to consumer products (like electronics & furniture) in order to slow the ignition and growth of fire and are used […]

Early life exposures to flame retardants…exploring the consequences

  When I began my summer work in Dr. Heather Stapleton’s environmental chemistry lab, I didn’t know exactly what to expect. I was told I would be hired as a member the Superfund Trainee Program, and that I would be working primarily with two of the lab’s Ph.D. candidates on […]

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