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2012-07-19 23:02:02

Following Gov. Jerry Brown´s call to action in the state of California to revise standards for flammability to create safer baby furniture and other household items, organic and eco-friendly baby furniture manufacturer, Argington, releases statement. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) July 19, 2012 On July 19, 2012, baby furniture manufacturer, Argington, released a statement in the wake of a California Governor´s recent call to action for his state to review standards in order to reduce or...

2012-07-10 14:21:03

BATON ROUGE, La., July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In a letter to Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) today offered its support of the Environmental Protection Agency's efforts to finalize its proposed actions on Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs). Such action will ensure that decaBDE will not be imported into the United States after December 31, 2013. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111129/MM14279LOGO ) In the letter, Dr. David Clary, Albemarle's...

Sea Turtles At Risk Due To Pollutants
2012-07-01 09:58:50

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers at NIST's Hollings Marine Laboratory (HML) and four partner organizations have measured for the first time concentrations of 13 perfluoroalkyl compounds (PFCs) in five endangered species of sea turtles. While PFC toxicology studies have not yet been conducted on turtles, the levels of the compounds seen in all five species approach the amounts known to cause unfavorable health effects in other animals. PFCs are...

2012-06-27 06:22:09

SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Firefighters in uniform testified about cancers among them they suspect of being triggered in part by toxic flame retardant chemicals. Scientists described hundreds of emerging studies demonstrating links to lower IQs in children, behavior and learning problems, infertility and cancer. Furniture makers said the chemicals are bad for business. All witnesses testified before the California Assembly Committee on Environmental Safety...

2012-06-18 14:20:30

SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to Governor Brown's announcement, Richard Holober, Executive Director of the Consumer Federation of California, stated: We applaud Governor Jerry Brown's call for state regulators to revise a 37-year-old furniture fire safety standard that has exposed millions of California families to dangerous levels of toxic flame retardant chemicals in our homes. Governor Brown recognizes that it is time for California to adopt a...

2012-05-23 17:20:18

A Duke University-led study of North Carolina toddlers suggests that exposure to potentially toxic flame-retardant chemicals may be higher in nonwhite toddlers than in white toddlers. The study also suggests that exposure to the chemicals is higher among toddlers whose fathers do not have a college degree, a proxy measure of lower socioeconomic background. Hand-to-mouth activity may account for a significant amount of the children's exposure to the contaminants, according to the study,...

2012-05-23 02:26:46

Exposure Higher in Children in Underserved Communities Alliance for Toxic Free Fire Safety NEW YORK, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Environmental health advocates responded to the new Duke University-led study of 83 North Carolina toddlers, published today in Environmental Health Perspectives, suggesting exposure to potentially toxic flame-retardant chemicals may be higher in non-white toddlers than in white toddlers. "Communities of color are disproportionately impacted by...

2012-05-19 23:02:33

The flame retardants market report estimates the global market size both in terms of volume and revenue. It discusses market drivers, restraints and challenges, raw material, and product price trends. (PRWEB) May 19, 2012 Today flame retardant chemicals become absolutely indispensible in safeguarding electrical appliances, buildings, vehicles and polymers. Global flame retardant chemicals market is driven by growing safety needs and standards across the world. On the basis of their...

2012-05-17 14:20:37

BATON ROUGE, La., May 17, 2012 /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) globally by 20% effective immediately, or as contracts allow. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111129/MM14279LOGO) "The backbone of SAYTEX HP-900 is cyclododecatriene (CDT). We have seen extreme volatility in both price and...

2012-05-08 02:23:13

Alliance for Toxic-Free Fire Safety Responds SAN FRANCISCO, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Chicago Tribune began a shocking new investigative series Sunday on underhanded dealings by chemical corporations spending tens of millions on front groups and "pay for play experts" to defeat restrictions on hazardous flame retardant chemicals. "I am glad to see 'Citizens for Fire Safety' exposed as the ugly sham they truly are," said Senator Sharon Nelson, Chair of the Senate...