Sweden gives deca-BDE the boot

Cozier, Muriel
September 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;9/4/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 33, p40
Trade Publication
The article reports on the decision of the Swedish government to ban the use deca-BDE, a brominated flame-retardant. The national ban, which takes effect on 1 January 2007, applies to the use of the substance in textiles, furniture and electrical cables. Sweden's decision follows the outcome of a ten-year European Union risk assessment, which said that the use of deca-BDE did not pose a risk to health or the environment.


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