Washington state bans PBDEs

Cozier, Muriel
April 2007
ICIS Chemical Business;4/16/2007, Vol. 2 Issue 62, p31
Trade Publication
The article reports on the bill passed by the Washington State Legislature to ban the use of polybrominated diphenylether (PBDE) flame retardants in some household items. The Washington State Legislature passed the bill with 41 votes in favour and eight against. It is supported by state fire associations, and health professionals. The vote means that penta- and octa-brominated diphenylethers (BDEs) will be banned, with limited exceptions, by 2008.


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