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This type of furniture could be making your family sick

You’d probably never think that something as innocent as a sofa could pose a risk to you or your family, but a new study out of Duke University raises that very possibility. The research focused on children in homes with furnishings that contain specific compounds and the findings are a bit unsettling. The research, which was presented at this year’s annual American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Washington, DC, revealed that the potentially harmful compounds are found in elevated levels in the blood of children who live in homes with certain kinds of furniture and flooring. The team tested blood samples from children living in homes with furniture that had been treated with polybrominated diphenyl ethers, ...