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Posted Tue Jan 29 2008: from National Geographic News:
Flame Retardants Found in Rare Tasmanian Devils
"Flame retardants that are suspected carcinogens have been found in some of Australia's Tasmanian devils, researchers announced last week. The find triggered local media reports suggesting that the chemicals might be linked to the mysterious cancer that has been killing the rare marsupials for more than a decade. A study conducted by the Australian government's National Measurement Institute ... found "high" levels of hexabromobiphenyl ether and "reasonably high" levels of decabromobiphenyl ether´┐Żchemicals used to treat electronics, textiles, and furniture."
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