16 August 2007

A Duo Of Disturbing Feline Thyroid Disease Story Links

Read this duo of rather disturbing news stories about the link between a common type of household flame retardant chemicals, polyborminated diphenyl ethers, or PBDEs, and increased incidence of thyroid disease in indoor cats, and, though the evidence for it right now is extremely sketchy, possibly human infants and toddlers.

The links are all to stories from Science Daily.com, and were originally adapted from a news release from the American Chemical Society or a United Press International article on the subject, and can be found at respectively, http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/08/070815122354.htm, and http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/08/070815122354.htm.

Very disturbing reading for those of you out there, who, like me, either own or love cats.

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