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Taylor Harper, an employee at Defy Gravity, holds two sample foam blocks used in the foam play pits in this location in Durham, N.C. These blocks were not used in the testing for flame retardant chemicals. A team of scientists recently found elevated levels of one of the chemicals in the bodies of 11 collegiate gymnasts who spent many hours in gyms that used foam treated with flame retardants for landings. (Karen Tam/MCT)

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