European Commission Reverses deca-BDE Exemption

According to an article published by ELFNET, the European Commission’s legal services division has now reversed the deca-BDE exemption established in 2005. The ruling effectively bans the use of deca-BDE and nearly all brominated flame retardants in electronics as of 1 July 2006. The ruling is based on the...


EPA Reports Flame Retardant Alternatives

At the end of January 2014 the EPA released a final report on alternatives to Deca-BDE as a flame retardant. The report evaluated 29 substances selected for the greatest potential to replace Deca-BDE. Study activities included a life-cycle and exposure review, and hazard profiles for Deca-BDE and all 29...