20 YEARS AGO
- EPA SEEKS TO CURB PBDES. Bergeson, Lynn L. // Pollution Engineering;Feb2005, Vol. 37 Issue 2, p30
Presents an analysis on the use of polybrominated diphenylethers (PBDE) substance in the U.S. Extent of damage caused by PBDE to the environment; Policies to help control the manufacture and import of the products; Concerns of the Environmental Protection Agency on the growing evidence of PBDE use.
- 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.
- Great Lakes beats phase-out. // European Chemical News;11/10/2003, Vol. 79 Issue 2076, p29
Announces the plan of Great Lakes Chemical to cease the production of penta-polybrominated and octa-polybrominated diphenyl ether flame retardant chemicals by the end of 2004. Assessment from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Use of Firemaster 550 phosphorus-bromine flame retardant.
- In Brief. // Alternatives Journal (AJ) - Canada's Environmental Voice;2008, Vol. 34 Issue 4, p4
The article offers news briefs related to environmental issues in Canada. Canada's first revenue-neutral carbon tax came into effect in British Columbia (BC) in July 2008. The Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) is promoting organic wines, waste reduction, and reusable bags during its Enviro...
- Factorial-design optimization of gas chromatographic analysis of tetrabrominated to decabrominated diphenyl ethers. Application to domestic dust. Regueiro, Jorge; Llompart, Maria; Garcia-Jares, Carmen; Cela, Rafael // Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry;Jul2007, Vol. 388 Issue 5/6, p1095
Gas chromatographic analysis of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) has been evaluated in an attempt to achieve better control of the separation process, especially for highly substituted congeners. Use of a narrow-bore capillary column enabled adequate determination of tetra, penta, hexa,...
- 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.
- 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).
- 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....