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2012-03-28 01:02:11

Some of the flame retardants added to carpets, furniture upholstery, plastics, crib mattresses, car and airline seats and other products to suppress the visible flames in fires are actually increasing the danger of invisible toxic gases that are the No. 1 cause of death in fires. That was the finding of a new study presented here today at the 243rd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world's largest scientific society. Anna A. Stec, Ph.D., led the...

2012-03-16 23:01:40

Close-up and detailed bromine market research and analysis is the focus of the new report “Bromine Market Review” recently published by Merchant Research & Consulting Ltd. London, UK (PRWEB) March 15, 2012 The global bromine market is considered to be strong and steadily growing with large-scale back-up coming from the robust demand for brominated flame retardants. Major bromine suppliers are expanding their activities and production volumes to cover the demand. Bromine is...

2012-02-16 18:24:08

Study highlights the interaction between epigenetics and genetics and exposure to a flame retardant in mice Mice genetically engineered to be susceptible to autism-like behaviors that were exposed to a common flame retardant were less fertile and their offspring were smaller, less sociable and demonstrated marked deficits in learning and long-term memory when compared with the offspring of normal unexposed mice, a study by researchers at UC Davis has found. The researchers said the study...

2012-02-10 18:00:00

New market research report “Survey of Flame Retardants Industry in China Second edition” elaborated by CCM Chemicals has been recently published by Market Publishers Ltd. The report finds that China takes the lead in both production and consumption of flame retardants. Last year, the country witnessed domestic production and consumption to close to 600,000 metric tons and 400,000 metric tons respectively, both with a CAGR over 15% over the past five years. London, UK (PRWEB)...

2011-12-14 12:04:31

Compounds used in new flame-retardant products are showing up in the environment at increasing concentrations, according to a recent study by researchers at Indiana University Bloomington. The study, published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, reports on concentrations of two compounds measured in atmospheric samples collected in the Great Lakes region between 2008 and 2010. Authors are doctoral student Yuning Ma, Assistant Research Scientist Marta Venier and...


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