The 2010 Study Abstract on PBDE and HBCD
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and hexabromocyclodecane (HBCD) in composite U.S. food samples.
Arnold Schecter, Darrah Haffner, Justin Colacino, Keyur Patel, Olaf Päpke, Matthias Opel, Linda Birnbaum
The research paper abstract here.
The 2012 abstract on HBCD – Environmental Health Perspectives
Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) Stereoisomers in U.S. Food from Dallas, Texas
‘The researchers bought the samples from Dallas-area supermarkets between 2009 and 2010. The foods with detectable levels tended to be items with fish like canned sardines or fresh salmon or products with meat like deli-sliced turkey or ham in them. One out of the three varieties of chili with beans also tested positive.’
‘As for what to do, Schecter says that eating less animal products is a good way to avoid the chemicals. “We’re eating too much animals and too little fruits and vegetables,” said Schecter.’