TITLE

Washington state bans PBDEs

AUTHOR(S)
Cozier, Muriel
PUB. DATE
April 2007
SOURCE
ICIS Chemical Business;4/16/2007, Vol. 2 Issue 62, p31
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
24857329

 

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