NIH uses cartoon to show how flame retardants act like estrogen — But cartoons don’t compensate for lack of evidence

Cartoons ≠ evidence.

NIH reports:

By determining the three-dimensional structure of proteins at the atomic level, researchers at the National Institutes of Health have discovered how some commonly used flame retardants, called brominated flame retardants (BFRs), can mimic estrogen hormones and possibly disrupt the body’s endocrine system. BFRs are chemicals added or applied to materials to slow or prevent the start or growth of fire.

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