Washington state bans PBDEs
- Fire retardants in the home: more risk than safety. Andre, Laura // Mothering;Jan/Feb2009, Issue 152, p33
The article discusses the health risks associated with the polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) content of fire retardants.
- AVOIDING FLAME RETARDANTS. Taylor, Marygrace // Kiwi;Oct/Nov2011, p16
The article warns of flame retardant chemicals such as chlorinated organophosphates and polybrominated diphenyl ethers in baby products, some of which have been linked to developmental problems in kids, according to a study by the Green Science Policy Institute and Duke University.
- Study: Calif, homes have high toxin levels. Combs, Heath E. // Furniture/Today;10/20/2008, Vol. 33 Issue 8, p126
The article highlights the results of a study by the Silent Spring Institute on California's furniture flammability standard. According to the study, the state's residents and their homes contain high levels of the toxic flame retardant PBDE. The authors of the study said that California is...
- Washington State bans PBDEs. // ICIS Chemical Business Americas;4/16/2007, Vol. 271 Issue 15, p14
This article reports on the move of the state of Washington to prohibit the use of polybrominated diphenylether (PBDE) flame retardants in some household items. The prohibition is carried through a measure passed by the state legislature. It says that the legislation will be effective by 2008....
- Playing Toxic Whack-a-Mole. RICHARDSON, JILL // Progressive Populist;10/15/2014, Vol. 20 Issue 18, p6
The article focuses on the revelation that laws requiring flame retardants were put in place due to tobacco and chemical industry lobbying in the U.S., along with the opposition by regulators to a group of chemicals called polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs).
- Polybrominated diphenyl ethers in an advanced wastewater treatment plant. Part 2: Potential effects on a unique aquatic system. Ikonomou, Michael G; Rayne, Sierra // Journal of Environmental Engineering & Science;Sep2005, Vol. 4 Issue 5, p369
Concentrations of the mono- through deca-substituted polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants were determined in the aqueous effluent from a tertiary-level wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) that uses post-filtration ultraviolet light disinfection. The WWTP is located in a semi-arid...
- Toxicokinetics of Polybrominated Diphenyl Ether Congeners 47, 99, 100, and 153 in Mice. Staskal, Daniele F.; Hakk, Heldur; Bauer, Daniel; Diliberto, Janet J.; Birnbaum, Linda S. // Toxicological Sciences;Nov2006, Vol. 94 Issue 1, p28
The congener profiles of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in human and wildlife samples are dominated by brominated diphenyl ether (BDE) congeners 47, 99, 100, 153, and 154, all of which are components of the commercial pentaBDE mixtures commonly used in a variety of flammable consumer...
- Results of an interlaboratory comparison on the determination of polybrominated flame retardants in poly(ethyleneterephthalate). Linsinger, Thomas P. J.; Voorspoels, Stefan; Liebich, Almuth // Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry;Jan2008, Vol. 390 Issue 1, p399
An intercomparison to establish the performance of routine laboratories in the determination of polybrominated flame retardants in polymers was organised. Commercial poly(ethyleneterephthalate) was fortified with technical pentabromodiphenyl ether, octabromodiphenyl ether and decabromodiphenyl...
- STATEWIDE. Clarren, Rebecca; Cooper, Kim // Oregon Business Magazine;Nov2004, Vol. 27 Issue 11, p11
Discusses a report from Northwest Environment Watch that shows mothers in the Pacific Northwest have high levels of chemical compounds called polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) in their breastmilk. Use of PBDEs as flame-retardants; Effect of the compound on the human body.