Flame retardant chemical accident 40 years ago is still damaging people's health today | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Flame retardant chemical accident 40 years ago is still damaging people's health today

Michigan Chemical Corporation also manufactured the flame retardant Firemaster, which closely resembled Nutrimaster.

But while Nutrimaster was harmless, Firemaster was highly toxic. Someone at the chemical company confused the two; Shorty took the wrong bags to the feed plant, and no one there noticed the mistake. PBB was mixed into several large batches of cattle feed which was sold to farmers throughout Michigan. The results were devastating. Tens of thousands of farm animals became deathly ill. Milk production fell. Calves died in their barns. Cows aborted. Lambs were born with gross deformities. Chickens developed strange tremors... and no one could understand why.

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