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New health risk: Exposure to PBB chemicals can compromise your immune system

Exposure to polybrominated biphenyls, also known as PBBs, has long been known to be dangerous, but now scientists have uncovered yet another negative effect: immune system damage.  PBBs are chemicals that were added to the plastics used in making TVs, textiles, foams and computer monitors to make them more fire-resistant. Although they are no longer made because of their dangers, they can still be found in our environment because they take a long time to degrade.  Read more...

 

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