Media Advisory

Barbara A. Lee, Director

February 23, 2016

Contact: Ben Edokpayi
(916) 322-4799

Press Availability on DTSC Study Showing Decline of PBDE levels in the
breast milk of California women

SACRAMENTO – On Wednesday, February 24th, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. the California Department of Toxic Substances (DTSC) will hold a call-in press briefing on a study by the Environmental Chemistry Laboratory in Berkeley that showed a significant decline of PBDE (flame retardant) levels in the breast milk of California women since a bill banning the chemicals passed in 2003.

What: Press Availability/Call-in

Where: Via conference call. Please dial: 888-950-9404 (Participant passcode: 8748848)

When: Wednesday, February 24th, 2016 at 11: 00 a.m.

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FOR GENERAL INQUIRIES: Contact the Department of Toxic Substances Control by phone at (800) 728-6942 or visit To report illegal handling, discharge, or disposal of hazardous waste, call the Waste Alert Hotline at (800) 698-6942.

The mission of DTSC is to protect California’s people and environment from harmful effects of toxic substances by restoring contaminated properties, enforcing hazardous waste law, reducing hazardous waste generation, and encouraging the manufacture of chemically safer products.