PBDE http://michiganradio.org en Study: flame retardant chemicals affect development in frogs http://michiganradio.org/post/study-flame-retardant-chemicals-affect-development-frogs <p>Flame retardant chemicals help keep foam and plastics from catching on fire. They&rsquo;re called PBDEs. That stands for polybrominated diphenyl ethers.</p><p>They&rsquo;re in our couches, our office chairs and the padding under our carpet.</p> Thu, 05 May 2011 14:56:36 +0000 Rebecca Williams 2359 at http://michiganradio.org