28 Apr '11, 2pm

Dogs and Cats Contain Flame Retardants

Dogs and Cats Contain Flame Retardants

No, your pet dog is not likely ever to catch on fire, so what are flame retardants doing in domestic canines? Indiana University researchers found manmade flame retardants in the blood of pet dogs at levels five to ten times greater than those found in humans. A previous study found even higher levels in cats. Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) are used in furniture and electronics to delay their catching on fire, but they also somehow move out of these products and wind up in homes. Apparently they are in dust within homes across America. A 2004 study showed high levels of flame retardants in house dust . Flame retardants have also been found in human breast milk. PBDEs were even found in dog food, perhaps due to the way it is processed, though dog food never catches fire. Some studies have suggested the following human problems are due to flame retardant exposure: th...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/dogs-and-cats-contain-fl...

Tweets

High Levels of Flame Retardants Found in Dogs

treehugger.com 27 Apr '11, 5pm

Researchers at Indiana University have found flame retardants in the blood of pet dogs at levels five to ten times higher ...

High Levels of Flame Retardants Found in Dogs :...

treehugger.com 27 Apr '11, 5pm

Researchers at Indiana University have found flame retardants in the blood of pet dogs at levels five to ten times higher ...

Top 10 Cat-Friendly Small Dogs

Top 10 Cat-Friendly Small Dogs

care2.com 29 Apr '11, 12am

By Laurie L. Dove, Animal Planet Lions and lambs. Birds and worms. Dogs and cats. There are some combinations of animals, ...

Do We Need Flame Retardants In Our Furniture and Electronics? : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

Do We Need Flame Retardants In Our Furniture an...

treehugger.com 02 May '11, 5pm

These chemicals migrate from furniture into household dust, which is ingested by people and pets. As a result, virtually e...

Do You Know If Your Baby Products Contain Flame Retardants?

Do You Know If Your Baby Products Contain Flame...

ecochildsplay.com 22 Apr '11, 9pm

Avoid products labeled as meeting California TB 117. For products you own, call the manufacturer and ask if any flame reta...

5 Human Foods Cats Can Eat

5 Human Foods Cats Can Eat

care2.com 03 May '11, 10pm

By Jane McGrath, Animal Planet It can be hard to resist spoiling your beautiful feline friend with a special treat from th...

Lilies: Deadly for Cats

Lilies: Deadly for Cats

care2.com 21 Apr '11, 10pm

Beware of a popular plant this spring season that may be fatal to your cat. Members of the plant genus Lilium including Ea...

Plants poisonous to dogs

Plants poisonous to dogs

mnn.com 02 May '11, 11pm

– The toxicity of grapes to dogs was once thought to be an urban legend, but it's true; even a small serving can cause vom...

Bulldog Kisses Orangutan | Care2 Healthy & Gree...

care2.com 27 Apr '11, 7pm

Melissa Breyer is the Senior Editor for Healthy and Green Living. She is a writer and editor with a background in sustaina...