Flame retardants in bedding dust may be exposure route

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A study published in Chemosphere  found that bed sheets tested positive for some of the highest levels of flame retardants, highlighting the potential risk for exposure via the skin, especially through dust in bed sheets. “More human exposure pathways other than dust ingestion should be considered, such as the dermal contact with beddings and furniture,” the authors concluded.