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2011-10-17 07:00:00

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Flameret, Inc. (FLRE:OTCBB), a leading provider of flame retardant products to various industries, today announced that it has received significant interest from Chinese manufacturers for its patented flame retardant products. The initial interest from China has come from manufacturers in the construction sector but current trends indicate that the company should begin to receive interest from other vertical markets such as the mattress and...

2011-10-12 15:28:00

Chlorinated Tris Linked to Cancer, Removed from Children's Pajamas in 1970's BERKELEY, Calif., Oct. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The same chemical removed from baby pajamas in 1977 due to concerns about carcinogenicity, was officially listed as a cancer-causing chemical by the State of California on the "Prop 65 list" today. Chlorinated Tris is the most commonly used flame retardant in foam in U.S. furniture and baby products. The listing won't ban the chemical from use but...

2011-10-12 05:30:00

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Flameret, Inc. (OTC:BB: FLRE) (www.flameret.com), a leading provider of flame retardant products to various industries, today announced the purchase order finance facility with Bibby Financial Services. Commenting on this announcement, Christopher Glover, CEO of Flameret, stated, "We are very pleased to be associated with Bibby. They will be working with us to grow Flameret's business and have given us a purchase order facility of $250,000 together...

2011-10-06 10:56:00

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Flameret, Inc. (OTC:BB: FLRE, Pink Sheets: FLRE) (www.flameret.com), a leading provider of flame retardant products to various industries, today announced that they have signed a manufacturing agreement with Seatex Ltd. of Rosenberg Texas, a leading manufacturer and provider of chemicals and chemical compounds to various industries. Commenting on this announcement, Christopher Glover, CEO of Flameret, stated, "We are very extremely pleased to have...

2011-09-21 20:53:10

Chemicals found at low levels at all sites tested URI researcher: 'Emerging contaminants of concern' detected throughout Narragansett Bay watershed A group of hazardous chemical compounds that are common in industrial processes and personal care products but which are not typically monitored by the Environmental Protection Agency have been detected throughout the Narragansett Bay watershed, according to a URI researcher. Rainer Lohmann, associate professor of chemical oceanography,...

2011-08-31 20:17:23

The technology in "fire paint" used to protect steel beams in buildings and other structures has found a new life as a first-of-its-kind flame retardant for children's cotton sleepwear, terrycloth bathrobes and other apparel, according to a report presented here today at the 242nd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS). "People are concerned about the potential toxicity of flame retardants that are currently used on a variety of products, especially...

Flame Retardants Linked To Lower Birth Weight
2011-08-31 09:05:39

  Exposure during pregnancy to flame retardant chemicals commonly found in the home is linked to lower birthweight babies, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley's School of Public Health. In the study, published Tuesday, Aug. 30, in the peer-reviewed publication American Journal of Epidemiology, researchers found that every tenfold increase in levels of PBDEs, or polybrominated diphenyl ethers, in a mother's blood during pregnancy...

2011-08-24 08:10:00

BATON ROUGE, La., Aug. 24, 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 SAYTEX HP-900 (P)/(G) (hexabromocyclododecane) by $2.50/kg on global shipments beginning October 1, 2011, or as contracts allow. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20050801/ALBEMARLELOGO ) Albemarle's brominated flame retardants are part of the Company's fire safety solutions...

2011-08-10 20:38:24

A new study finds that pregnant women in Northern California have the highest PBDE flame retardant exposures reported to date among pregnant women worldwide. It also describes some of the first evidence from humans that certain flame retardants may interfere with thyroid hormone signaling during pregnancy, which is critical to fetal brain development. The study, described as one of the most extensive to date on flame retardant exposures in pregnant women, appears in the ACS journal...

2011-07-06 08:14:00

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. Exposure to PBDEs in the Office Environment: Evaluating the Relationship Between Dust, Handwipes, and Serum, was published June 30th in Environmental Health Perspectives. "These chemicals can mimic our bodies' natural hormones and...