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Latest Flame retardants Stories

2013-07-23 12:34:19

Flame retardants are often extremely harmful to health. Despite this, they are found in many types of synthetic materials which would otherwise ignite quickly. Empa researchers have now succeeded in producing non-harmful flame retardants. Synthetic materials made from organic polymers usually burn very well due to their high carbon content; when turned into foams, they ignite even more easily – and, depending on their chemical compositions, they produce toxic gases such...

2013-04-02 23:04:56

Following the April 1, 2013 article, “Firemaster 550 an obesogen: linked to weight gain, early puberty, and anxiety in rats,” published by Environmental Health News, http://www.thefutonshop.com responds to the Importance of such studies. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 02, 2013 On April 2, 2013 The Futon Shop responds to a new study “Firemaster 550 an obesogen: linked to weight gain, early puberty, and anxiety in rats,” published by Environmental Health News. The...

2013-03-26 10:46:07

A flame retardant removed from children's pajamas 30 years ago but now used in polyurethane foam is prevalent in office environments, especially in older buildings, where urine testing of workers turned up widespread evidence of its biomarker, a new study led by Boston University School of Public Health researchers has found. The study, published in the journal Environment International, found that the chemical known as TDCPP -- chlorinated tris(1,3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate, or...

2013-03-08 00:45:52

Lead investigator says discovery is cause for concern, not alarm Researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) have discovered phthalates, industrial chemicals, in common foods purchased in the United States. Phthalates can be found in a variety of products and food packaging material, child-care articles and medical devices. “Although it´s not completely understood how phthalates get into our food, packaging may be a contributor to the...

2013-02-17 23:00:37

[317 Pages Report] Flame Retardant Chemicals Market report categorizes the global market on the basis of applications, product types and geography; forecasting volumes and revenues by analyzing trends. (PRWEB) February 17, 2013 The report “Flame Retardant Chemicals Market by Type, Application & Geography — Market Estimates up to 2017” published by MarketsandMarkets, defines and segments the global flame retardant chemicals market with analysis and forecasting of the...


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