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3-D images show flame retardants can mimic estrogens in NIH study

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.

Fuente : http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-08/nio…

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