Wednesday, July 31, 2019

PBS Article Covers Our Paper About Organophosphate Esters (OPEs), Housecats and Hyperthyroidism

In addition to covering our recently published paper, this PBS article also mentioned my article in NY Times Magazine.

From the PBS post:

In the study, published July 10 in Environmental Science & Technology, researchers outline a connection between hyperthyroidism in indoor cats to organophosphate esters (OPEs), which have since supplanted PBDEs.
As manufacturers voluntarily phased out PBDEs because of health concerns in both pets and humans, OPEs were substituted in a range of household products to meet fire safety regulations.
Some research has pointed to OPEs as potential hormone disruptors. And if OPEs are making their way into house cats, those chemicals might be affecting humans, too.

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