Canada resists banning flame retardant
- BUILDING INSULATION RETARDANT NOT NEEDED. // ENDS (Environmental Data Services);Dec2012, Issue 455, p23
The article reports that U.S. researchers have found that building fire safety could be maintained without flame retardants in wall insulation foam.
- Toxicology group to test FR chemicals. Perry, David // Furniture/Today;5/31/2004, Vol. 28 Issue 38, p28
Reports on the Society of Toxicology's plan to help furniture makers and fire marshals determine if two types of flame-retardant chemicals that can be used without harm to human health. Plans of the toxicology group to test chlorinated phosphate esters and boric acids; Society's plan to hold a...
- Toxicity research of smouldering and flaming pine timber treated with fire retardant solutions. Karpovič, Zbignev; Šukys, Ritoldas; Gudelis, Rimvydas // Journal of Civil Engineering & Management;2012, Vol. 18 Issue 4, p600
The emission of toxic gaseous combustion products from timber constructions influences on the time required for evacuation of people from a building during a fire. In order to prolong the time interval until inflammation of timber constructions, fire retardant solutions are used. It is relevant...
- Executive summary. // Rubber & Plastics News;5/31/2010, Vol. 39 Issue 22, p14
The article focuses on a study done to replace the halogenated flame retardants (HFRs) additives with eco-friendly non-halogenated systems (NHFR). It states that for matching the current performance of HFRs excessive loadings of hydrated fillers such as magnesium hydroxide and aluminum...
- Reply to the letter of Anderson J entitled 'Comment on Schindler, BK; Weiss, T; SchÃ¼tze, A; et al. Occupational exposure of air crews to tricresyl phosphate isomers and organophosphate flame retardants after fume events, Arch Toxicol (2013) 87... Weiss, Tobias; Schindler, Birgit; Schütze, André; Koslitz, Stephan; Broding, Horst; Bünger, Jürgen; Brüning, Thomas // Archives of Toxicology;Feb2015, Vol. 89 Issue 2, p263
A response from the author of the article "Occupational exposure of air crews to tricresyl phosphate isomers and organophosphate flame retardants after fume events" in the 2013 issue is presented.
- Non-halogenated FRs. // RoSPA Occupational Safety & Health Journal;Dec2003, Vol. 33 Issue 12, p51
Provides information on halogenated flame retardants (FR). Details on the formation of dioxins and furans; Effect of dioxins and furans on humans; Efforts of some countries to ban the use of halogenated FR; Details of the non-halogenated system.
- Progress in the Study of flame retardant home textiles. Yong-dong CAI // Advanced Materials Research;2014, Issue 898, p157
The necessity of flame retardant home textiles are introduced, flame retardant mechanism and processing methods of home textiles are discussed, The evaluation criterion of flame retardant home textiles is concluded, the test standards, including name, application range, test method, main...
- Decision hangs on health effects of flame retardant. Harries-Rees, Karen // European Chemical News;3/22/2004, Vol. 80 Issue 2092, p23
Probes into the possible neurobehavioral effects of the flame retardant deca-brominated diphenyl ethers. Conclusion derived from a study by a European Union technical committee; Report released by Environment California Research and Policy Center.
- Signs of Smoke in Flame Retardants. Calafut, Teresa // Chemical Market Reporter;09/13/99, Vol. 256 Issue 11, pFR16
Forecasts the market growth of flame retardants in the United States. Background on flame retardants; Comments from Fred Gastrock, senior research analyst at TownsendTarnell consultancy company; Expansion plans of producers; Challenges facing the industry.