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With more than 350 participants from 25 different countries the third edition of the European Fire Safety Week organized by the European Fire Safety alliance took place virtually from the 29th November till the 2nd December. The EU Fire Safety Week aims to raise awareness on...

25 May 2021 Background On April 14 2021, the study ‘Assessing Indoor Dust Interference with Human Nuclear Hormone Receptors in Cell-Based Luciferase Reporter Assays[1]’ was published in Environmental Health Perspectives by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.  Researchers collected dust samples from 46 rooms at...

The International Bromine Council (BSEF) launched new educational tool  entitled ‘Flame retardants: Preventing fires and protecting people’”, which aims to raise awareness about the origins, applications and importance of flame retardants in our everyday lives. Fire retardancy is an essential component of modern building and product...

BSEF, the International Bromine Council, notes analytical results by Canadian researchers highlighting potential exposures to flame retardants from mobile phones. However, exposure data alone without risk assessment provides an incomplete picture. BSEF, the International Bromine Council, represents the interests of major global producers of bromine and...

  29 April 2020 Background On the 15th of April 2020 the “Alliance for Flame Retardant Free Furniture”, issued a position paper[1] on the Circular Economy and Furniture under the title “Unwanted toxic flame retardants preventing circularity and increasing fire toxicity”. The Alliance declares that flame retardants are...