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Use of Recycled E-Waste in Plastic Toys Raises Concerns

The brominated flame-retarding chemicals have been associated with lower mental, psychomotor and IQ development, poorer attention spans and decreases in memory and processing speed.

According to a new report by CHEM Trust, a UK-based charity working to protect humans and wildlife from harmful chemicals, flame retardants used in plastics in a vast variety of electronics products is putting the health of children exposed to them at risk.

The exposure to brominated flame-retarding chemicals has been associated with lower mental, psychomotor and IQ development, poorer attention spans and decreases in memory and processing speed.

The Guardian has more details:

Flame retardants used in plastics in a wide range of electronic products is putting the health of children exposed to them at risk, according to a new report (pdf).

Brominated flame-retarding chemicals have been associated with lower mental, psychomotor and IQ development, poorer attention spans and decreases in memory and processing speed, according to the peer-reviewed study by the campaign group CHEM Trust.

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