Alternatives To PBDE Toxic Flame Retardants: Volume 1

This is a report that summarizes the toxicological information for alternatives to pentaBDE.

Volume 1 contains the purpose and scope of the assessment, a description of the general characteristics of flame retardants, a general overview of exposure pathways and routes for flame retardants used in flexible polyurethane foam and the results of the assessments of 14 formulations of flame-retardant products most likely to replace commercially available pentabromodiphenyl ether (pentaBDE).

Volume 2 contains the detailed chemical hazard reviews that serve as the basis for the summary assessments in section 4 of volume 1. An overview of this report is provided in the Flame-Retardant Alternatives for Furniture Foam Fact Sheet PDF"

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