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Latest Flame retardants Stories

2011-09-21 20:53:10

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.

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.

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.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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