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by Renee

May 15, 2007

I mentioned PBDEs yesterday. Do you remember what those letters stand for? Polybrominated diphenylethers. Great, you remembered!!

So this chemical is toxic and exists in a lot of the things we use on a daily basis, electronics, furniture, and textiles. Many organizations are battling it out with governments and the chemical industry in an effort to save our seas, land, and children.

This is what the EPA is saying about this stuff.  

Here is an interesting article detailing what PBDEs are and what it is doing to our environment.  

In regards to why this matters in the whole e-waste issue, you should check out Greenpeace’s report released Feb 8, 2007. If you would rather just have a snapshot of what that report says, read this.

Hope I haven’t bored you, but this stuff is gross and dirty and has no place in the deeps of the ocean or in mother’s breast milk. This little planet of ours deserves a little bit more respect, don’t you think?

Take care. Renee.  

 

Oh wait . . . one more thing. Minnesota is awesome! 

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