WWF samples chemicals in families' blood

Levels of industrial chemicals in human blood are increasing down the generations, according to WWF's latest blood-testing campaign, this time of British families. The finding "suggests all British children are likely to be contaminated with hazardous chemicals," it says. The blood survey is now a familiar tactic in WWF's campaign to strengthen the Reach EU chemicals control regulation. Responding to the reported presence of brominated flame retardant deca-BDE in some tested individuals, European trade body Ebfrip said levels presented "no risk" and criticised WWF's "alarmist tone". See WWF press release and Ebfrip response.

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