Tuesday, July 31, 2012
EPA Identifies Substitutes for Toxic Flame Retardant Chemical
EPA notes that "the alternatives to decaBDE characterized in the report are already on the market and will be used increasingly as decaBDE is phased out." EPA also notes that while overall the alternatives are considered good replacements for decaBDE, they have "differing hazard characteristics and are associated with trade-offs."
More information can be found in EPA's news release.
The full 812-page alternatives assessment for decaBDE can be viewed as a PDF here.
More information about the flame retardants alternatives project can be found here.
More information on EPA's DfE program can be found here.