U.S. Canadian Agency Seeks To Reduce Dangerous Chemicals In Great Lakes

A U.S. Canadian agency is asking both nations to develop a plan for dealing with flame-retardant chemicals that are turning up in the Great Lakes.

The chemicals are PBDE’s and are found in electronic devices, appliances, carpets and a variety of products.

Many are banned or phased out but they’re still being detected at high levels that could endanger human and wildlife health.

The International Joint Commission says a strategy should be developed over the next year to reduce the chemicals in the great lakes.