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The text below entitled “Response by Dr. Alexander Morgan to “Flame retardants in UK furniture increase smoke toxicity more than they reduce fire growth rate - Chemosphere 2018, 196, 429-439” is the full editorial transcription from the Fire Safety & Technology Bulletin published in February...

BSEF and its member companies are committed to making information about bromine, and bromine-based technologies available to the public. We also actively engage and cooperate with regulators and are working with relevant value chains retailers to support the safe manufacture and use of everyday products...

Background In March 2015, TBBPA was included in the EU’s “Community Rolling Action Plan” (CoRAP) for Evaluation under REACH (1907/2006/EC), the EU‘s framework legislation on chemicals. The reasons for the Evaluation were given as “suspected toxicity to reproduction, potential to be an endocrine disruptor, suspected PBT/vPvB...

The Lancet recently published a review on “Neurobehavioural effects of developmental toxicity”[1] which discussed six different classes of chemicals, including polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs). The study received media coverage, much of which was misleading and overlooked fundamental scientific principles. In response to some of these...