' includes, but is not limited to, halogentated, phosphorus-based, nitrogen-based, nanoscale flame retardants, and any chemical or chemical compound for which 'flame retardant' appears on the substance safety data sheet (SDS)" as required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's hazard communication regulations.
Listed on the label was brominated vegetable oil (BVO), a synthetic flame-retardant chemical
that if built up over time may cause toxic effects and could lead to problems with fertility, hormones, and brain development in children, among other issues.
At the Federal level, CPSC is also considering possible impacts of flame-retardant chemical
use on worker safety and the environment.
1BALACLAVA: Disguises identity and also impregnated with Nomex, the flame-retardant chemical
used by Formula One drivers to protect against injury from flash fires or explosions
After researching online and finding that BVO was also a flame-retardant chemical
which was connected with a number of health concerns, Sarah, 17, started a petition calling for drinks companies to stop using it.
One thing BVO is good at doing is keeping ingredients from separating, so many drink manufacturers use the flame-retardant chemical
to keep a drink in a stable, perfectly mixed condition, as opposed to a concoction with several discrete layers of ingredients.
Disguises identity and is also impregnated with Nomex - the flame-retardant chemical
used by Formula One drivers to protect against injury from flash-fires or explosions.
He added that the furniture organizations are concerned about the toxicity aspects of flame-retardant chemicals
, citing the children's sleepwear industry and a flame-retardant chemical
manufacturers used that later was discovered to be carcinogenic.
GREENSBORO, N.C.-The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is testing 16 flame-retardant chemical
compounds, one of which might eventually be required treatment for upholstery fabrics.
The Commons Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) raised particular concerns about flame-retardant chemicals
used on home furnishings.
The Commons Environmental Audit Committee raised particular concerns about flame-retardant chemicals
used on furnishings.