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2010-06-21 15:38:48

Pregnant women with higher blood levels of a common flame retardant had altered thyroid hormone levels, a result that could have implications for fetal health, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. "This is the first study with a sufficient sample size to evaluate the association between PBDE flame retardants and thyroid function in pregnant women," said the study's lead author, Jonathan Chevrier, a UC Berkeley researcher in epidemiology and in...

2010-06-03 15:07:00

BATON ROUGE, La., June 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) announced today that it will increase the base prices on select SAYTEX® brominated flame retardants on or after July 1, 2010, or as contracts allow: SAYTEX® RB-49 (tetrabromophthalic anhydride) by $0.65/kg globally SAYTEX® 8010 (decabromodiphenyl ethane) by $0.60/kg on all Asia shipments About Albemarle Albemarle Corporation, headquartered in Baton...

2010-05-17 15:07:00

BATON ROUGE, La., May 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) announced today that it will increase prices of SAYTEX® 4010 (decabromodiphenyl ethane) by $0.60/kg and SAYTEX® 102E (decabromodiphenyl oxide) by $1.00/kg on shipments on or after July 1, 2010, or as contracts allow. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20050801/ALBEMARLELOGO ) About Albemarle Albemarle Corporation, headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is a...

2010-05-17 08:59:00

BEER SHEVA, Israel, May 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ICL Industrial Products ("ICL-IP"), the world's leading manufacturer of flame retardants, today announced the development of Polyquel(TM) - a series of dust-free, fully-active polymeric flame retardants. These eco-friendly, next-generation products are an early success of ICL-IP's flame retardant development initiative launched in mid-2009 as part of its commitment to develop a broad range of new, innovative and...

2010-03-02 08:00:00

BATON ROUGE, La., March 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), a leader in the development, manufacture and marketing of flame retardants, announced today that it will increase prices of SAYTEX flame retardants on shipments after April 1, 2010, or as contracts allow at the following rates: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20050801/ALBEMARLELOGO ) SAYTEX HP-3010 (Brominated polystyrene) - 10% SAYTEX HP-5010 (Brominated polystyrene) - 10% SAYTEX 8010...

2010-01-26 15:14:55

Berkeley "“ Women with higher blood levels of PBDEs, a type of flame retardant commonly found in household consumer products, took longer to become pregnant compared with women who have lower PBDE levels, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. The study, to be published Jan. 26 in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, found that each 10-fold increase in the blood concentration of four PBDE chemicals was linked to a 30 percent...

2010-01-19 19:17:13

Prenatal exposure to ambient levels of flame retardant compounds called polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) is associated with adverse neurodevelopmental effects in young children, according to researchers at the Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health (CCCEH) at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. The study is online in Environmental Health Perspectives and will be released in the April 2010 print issue. PBDEs are endocrine-disrupting chemicals and widely...

2009-12-18 08:00:00

BEER SHEVA, Israel, December 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ICL Industrial Products ("ICL-IP"), a subsidiary of ICL Ltd. (TASE:ICL), today reported that it has begun a program designed to accelerate the market's transition to sustainable flame retardant solutions. The program is comprised of two components: 1) the acceleration of ICL-IP's development of next-generation, polymeric flame retardants; and 2) a three-year phase-out (with extension of 1 year for essential uses) of...

2009-12-17 16:15:00

BATON ROUGE, La., Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) today announced it would begin an important shift in the production and sale of Deca-BDE, also known as decabrom. This flame retardant has for many years enhanced the safety of many consumer products, from textiles and electronics to airline and automobile interiors, greatly reducing the risk of fire when consumer products are exposed to heat or other ignition sources. (Logo:...

2009-11-30 08:00:00

BATON ROUGE, La., Nov. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), a leader in the development, manufacture and marketing of flame retardants, will increase the price of SAYTEX® HP-900 flame retardant by 20%, effective Jan 1, 2010, or as its contracts allow. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20050801/ALBEMARLELOGO ) About Albemarle Corporation Albemarle Corporation, headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is a leading global developer,...