Latest Flame retardants Stories
A new study finds that pregnant women in Northern California have the highest PBDE flame retardant exposures reported to date among pregnant women worldwide.
BOSTON, July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers studied over two dozen offices in Boston and discovered dangerous flame retardant chemicals - polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) - banned by an international treaty - are contaminating every office.
According to a new study 80 percent of baby products contain toxic or untested chemical flame retardants.
New Study Finds Hazardous and Untested Flame Retardants WASHINGTON, May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study of baby products found that 80% of items tested contained chemical flame retardants that are either considered toxic or are untested with unknown effects, according to a peer-reviewed study published today in Environmental Science & Technology Journal. The study analyzed 101 products designed for newborns, babies, and toddlers - including car seats, breast feeding...
BATON ROUGE, La., May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), a leader in the development, manufacture and marketing of flame retardants, announced today that it will increase prices of SAYTEXÂ® flame retardants on shipments beginning July 1, 2011, or as contracts allow, at the following rates: SAYTEXÂ® 102E (decabromodiphenyl oxide) by $1.00/kg globallySAYTEXÂ® 4010 (decabromodiphenyl ethane) by $0.80/kg globallySAYTEXÂ® 8010 (decabromodiphenyl ethane) by $2.00/kg...
Africa pushes developed countries to stop the export of toxic flame retardant wastes that can cause nervous system damage in infants and toddlers New IPEN study highlights the presence of toxic flame retardants in carpet pads commonly sold to consumers in the USA and other countries GENEVA, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 53 countries of the African group, led by Kenya, pushed developed countries to ensure that wastes containing toxic flame retardants are not exported to Africa.
New study reveals dangerous chemicals in carpet padding Obsolete California regulation to blame NEW YORK, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the first public study of its kind, a type of foam carpet pad commonly sold in the USA was demonstrated to contain flame retardant chemicals that raise concerns about human health.
Indiana University scientists have found chemical flame retardants in the blood of pet dogs at concentrations five to 10 times higher than in humans, but lower than levels found in a previous study of cats.
Carpet pads commonly sold to consumers in the USA and other developed countries contain dangerous chemicals that can cause nervous system damage, particularly in infants and toddlers. GENEVA, April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the first publicly available study of its kind, a type of foam carpet pad commonly sold in the USA and other developed countries was demonstrated to contain levels of flame retardant chemicals that raise concerns about human health.
Flame retardants are chemical compounds added to fabrics and plastics to keep them from burning easily, but these can be toxic.
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