*  Flame retardant - Wikipedia
North American Flame Retardant Alliance. "Do flame retardants work?". Retrieved 12 April 2013.. ... The mineral flame retardants mainly act as additive flame retardants and do not become chemically attached to the surrounding ... Many halogenated flame retardants with aromatic rings, including most brominated flame retardants, are likely thyroid hormone ... Advocates for the flame retardant industry, such as the American Chemistry Council's North American Flame Retardant Alliance, ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flame_retardant
*  Health Dangers of Flame Retardants
As flame retardants, the chemicals help to slow ignition and rate of flame growth in the event of a fire, giving you more time ... Researchers noted that flame retardants may make up 11 percent of the foam's weight, and many couches contain one pound or more ... Many flame retardants raise health concerns, including cancer, hormone disruption, and harmful effects on brain development. It ... As of July 1, 2007, all U.S. mattresses are required to be highly flame retardant, to the extent that they won't catch on fire ...
  https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/12/27/flame-retardant-chemicals.aspx
*  Flame retardant regulatory changes - LA Times
... decades-long campaign to promote the use of flame-retardant furniture and downplay hazards from flame-retardant chemicals. ... But if that rule is changed as proposed, fire-safety standards can be met without using flame retardants, which have been ... The Chicago Tribune's reporting on flame retardants dates back to early 2011, when Patricia Callahan and Sam Roe began digging ... The announcement followed a major Tribune investigation of flame retardants.. That development took a further step Friday, as ...
  http://www.latimes.com/chi-flame-retardant-regulatory-changes-20130208-story.html
*  Flame Retardants Found in Farmed Salmon | EWG
... a chemical flame retardant used in furniture and electrical equipment. Some types of flame retardants have been banned in ... Some types of flame retardants have been banned in Europe and California because of health concerns.. Flame retardants have ... EWG also found high levels of flame retardants in fish caught in the San Francisco Bay.. Flame retardants are similar to ... In September, EWG tested the breast milk of several American mothers and found high levels of flame retardants in every ...
  https://www.ewg.org/enviroblog/2004/08/flame-retardants-found-farmed-salmon
*  Flame Retardants May be Toxic to Children
Flame-Retardants-May-be-Toxic-to-Children AAP.org > About the AAP > News Room > Flame Retardants May be Toxic to Children ... AAP.org , English , About the AAP , News Room , Flame Retardants May be Toxic to Children ... Flame Retardants May be Toxic to Children. 5/6/2013 Lower intelligence, hyperactivity seen in children whose mothers were ... Even though PBDEs, except Deca-BDEs, are not used as a flame retardant in the United States anymore, they are found on many ...
  https://www.aap.org/en-us/about-the-aap/aap-press-room/pages/Flame-Retardants-May-be-Toxic-to-Children.aspx
*  Researchers Build Flame Retardants Into Batteries | Ubergizmo
Researchers Build Flame Retardants Into Batteries. By Tyler Lee on 01/16/2017 02:37 PST * ... However, once there is a potential thermal runaway, the flame retardant will be activated and nip the fire or explosion in the ... This extinguisher comes in the form of a flame retardant called "triphenyl phosphate", which is actually rather commonly used ... "Using our 'smart' separators, battery electrochemical performance will not be affected by the flame retardant under normal ...
  http://www.ubergizmo.com/2017/01/flame-retardants-built-into-batteries/
*  Flame retardants linked to infertility in women | Reuters
The chemicals - known as PFRs, or organophosphate flame retardants - can be used to make clothing or upholstery fire-resistant ... Lab tests showed high urinary levels of metabolites, or byproducts, of three flame retardants: diphenyl phosphate (DPHP), bis(1 ... Women with high concentrations of common flame retardants in their urine may have a hard time getting pregnant and carrying a ... Flame retardants added to a wide range of products aren't chemically bound, which means they're continuously released into the ...
  https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-health-fertility-flame-retardants/flame-retardants-linked-to-infertility-in-women-idUKKCN1BA2OQ
*  Flame Retardants
Demand for flame retardants in the US is expected to grow 4.6 percent - Market research report and industry analysis - 7145150 ... Flame Retardants US demand to grow 5% annually through 2016 ... Other Flame Retardants*Table OTHER FLAME RETARDANT DEMAND. * ... US Demand for Flame Retardants to Reach 1.1 Billion Pounds in 2016. US demand for flame retardants will expand 6.0 percent per ... Table BORON FLAME RETARDANT DEMAND. *Markets & Materials*Table BORON FLAME RETARDANT DEMAND BY MARKET & MATERIAL (million ...
  https://www.marketresearch.com/Freedonia-Group-Inc-v1247/Flame-Retardants-7145150/
*  Why are flame retardants required in furniture, anyway?
The flame retardants that meet California's standard only delay the ignition of a fire by a few seconds. But when the furniture ... I know a bit about flame retardants because five years ago, I became one of a handful of women in America to measure them in my ... Why do we need flame retardants in the first place, you might ask? The first answer is that we build and then fill our homes ... Because flame retardants don't break down easily, they remain for years in the tissues of birds, aquatic organisms and mammals ...
  http://www.slate.com/articles/double_x/doublex_health/2010/06/my_ikea_couch_reeks_of_chemicals.single.html
*  Brominated Flame Retardants | Science Inventory | US EPA
EPA Home » ORD Publications » Brominated Flame Retardants. Brominated Flame Retardants. Contact. National Health and ... brominated flame retardants, BFRs, Planning Links:. planid: 8757 myp: HH ltg: HH1 Goal: 4 obj: 404 subobj: 40402 apgfy: 2012 ... Brominated flame retardants (BFRs) belong to a large class of compounds known as organohalogens. BFRs are currently the largest ... Brominated Flame Retardants. Chapter 40, Dr. Ramesh Gupta (ed.), Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology. ELSEVIER, AMSTERDAM ...
  https://cfpub.epa.gov/si/si_public_record_report.cfm?dirEntryId=226582&fed_org_id=858&SIType=PR&TIMSType=Book&showCriteria=0&address=nheerl/pubs.html&view=citation&sortBy=pubDateYear&count=100&dateBeginPublishedPresented=
*  Butter Contaminated by PBDE Flame Retardant
... flame retardants. The incident also marks the first time food contamination has been thought to result from PBDEs in a food's ... flame retardants. The incident also marks the first time food contamination has been thought to result from PBDEs in a food's ...
  http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/571240/?sc=dwhn
*  Flame Retardants on the Rise in Furniture - Scientific American
Couches and household textiles remain a major source of retardants, which can build up in our bodies and the environment. Some ... Flame Retardants on the Rise in FurnitureCouches and household textiles remain a major source of retardants, which can build up ... Flame Retardants on the Rise in Furniture. Couches and household textiles remain a major source of retardants, which can build ... open flame. Because the market in California is so large, much of the nation's furniture is manufactured with flame retardants ...
  https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/flame-retardants-on-the-r/
*  Great Lakes hikes prices on flame retardants, bromides - MarketWatch
... raising the price of its bromine-based flame retardants by 20 percent and the price of its phosphorus-based flame retardants by ... said Monday that it is raising prices on its clear brine fluids and flame retardants as of Jan. 1. The price of calcium bromide ...
  https://www.marketwatch.com/story/great-lakes-hikes-prices-on-flame-retardants-bromides
*  Making sense of flame-retardant rules - latimes
Flame retardants don't stay within the furniture's upholstery. They migrate around the house, via household dust, and outside ... After years of legislative inaction - and years of studies linking chemical flame retardants to a wide variety of health ... But the makers of these chemicals - supported by the tobacco industry, which prefers the existing flame-retardant standards to ... of a 37-year-old fire safety rule that was developed with limited information about the dangers of many flame retardants, or ...
  http://articles.latimes.com/2012/jun/28/opinion/la-ed-flame-retardant-california-20120628
*  80% Of Baby Products Contain Toxic Flame Retardants - Redorbit
Another flame retardant known as TCEP was found in 10 of the nursing pillows tested. California lists TCEP as a carcinogen. ... "Flame retardants are well-studied and provide important fire safety benefits in homes, cars and public areas," the American ... Sonya Lunder, a scientist with the Environmental Working Group, told USA Today that toddlers have levels of flame-retardants in ... The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found flame-retardants are in the bodies of 90 percent of Americans. ...
  http://www.redorbit.com/news/health/2049985/80_of_baby_products_contain_toxic_flame_retardants/
*  Patent US3711520 - Flame retardant compositions - Google Patents
... a small amount of a flame retardant material selected from the group consisting of platinum and platinum compounds and a Group ... A silicone elastomer stock which exhibits improved flame resistance in the cured state consists essentially of a silicone ... Flame retardant compositions. US3539530 *. Mar 1, 1968. Nov 10, 1970. Gen Electric. Flame resistant organopolysiloxane ... Silicone flame retardants for thermoplastics. US5256486 *. Jul 19, 1991. Oct 26, 1993. Rhone-Poulenc Chimie. Heat-vulcanizable ...
  http://www.google.com/patents/US3711520
*  UL Heading Research of Flame Retardant Exposure | UL
Health research organization is leading an investigation into how to measure and assess the impact of human exposure to flame ... Specifically, there has been concern about the use of some chemical flame retardants in products within the home. While there ... UL Heading Research of Flame Retardant Exposure. UL's Human Health research organization is leading an investigation into how ... The research about chemical flame retardants reinforces the importance of considering not just the safety performance of ...
  https://www.ul.com/inside-ul/ul-heading-research-of-flame-retardant-exposure/
*  Consumer group warns against flame retardant chemical - CNN
... a commonly-used class of flame retardants, found in sofas and toys. ... Goodman acknowledged that "flame retardants include a broad range of substances." That said, flame retardants "are not readily ... No one will be able to put a dangerous but cheap flame retardant in a product to save costs while "those who are being more ... Adler said the commission has been told "there are a host of other flame retardants" that work but don't have issues of ...
  https://edition.cnn.com/2017/09/28/health/cpsc-flame-retardant-chemical-recommendation/index.html
*  Flame retardant linked to weight gain | Researc...
Flame-retardant mixture Firemaster 550 is an endocrine disruptor causing extreme weight gain, early puberty and heart issues in ... Flame-retardant mixture Firemaster 550 is an endocrine disruptor causing extreme weight gain, early puberty and heart issues in ...
  https://www.scoop.it/t/research-from-the-nc-agricultural-research-service/p/3528654244/2012/11/29/flame-retardant-linked-to-weight-gain
*  Wash. Senate OKs scaled-back flame retardant ban
The state Senate passed a bill Wednesday that would ban two carcinogenic flame retardants in car seats, strollers and other ... "Just banning these two flame retardants in children's products isn't enough.". Both the Senate and House versions of the bill ... The American Chemistry Council said it opposes any measure that would restrict the use of flame retardants at a state level. ... AP) -- The state Senate passed a bill Wednesday that would ban two carcinogenic flame retardants in car seats, strollers and ...
  https://finance.yahoo.com/news/wash-senate-oks-scaled-back-002348058.html
*  Petition · Stop putting flame retardants in your drinks! · Change.org
You put slick ads on TV encouraging people like me to buy your products, but it's shocking that you have a flame retardant ... Stop putting flame retardants in your drinks!. R G Iowa City, IA ... Stop putting flame retardants in your drinks!". Join R and 19 ... I found out that this "water" is a controversial flame retardant chemical that is in all Gatorade drinks! Who wants to drink ... I found out that this "water" is a controversial flame retardant chemical that is in all Gatorade drinks! Who wants to drink ...
  https://www.change.org/p/gatorade-stop-putting-flame-retardants-in-your-drinks
*  Patent US5256489 - Flame retardant polymeric compositions - Google Patents
It is an object of this invention to provide improved crosslinkable flame retardant polymeric compositions based on ethylene- ... Heretofore it has not been possible to significantly improve processability of highly filled crosslinkable flame retardant ... In fact, they increase flame retardance to a far greater degree than other fillers previously used by the art to impart flame ... 4) resistance to ignition by flame and flame retardance;. (5) moisture resistance i.e., low mechanical absorption of water ...
  http://www.google.com/patents/US5256489
*  Patent US3931100 - Flame retardant polycarbonate composition - Google Patents
A flame retardant polycarbonate composition comprising in admixture an aromatic carbonate polymer and a flame retardant ... A flame retardant polycarbonate composition comprising in admixture an aromatic carbonate polymer and a flame retardant ... A flame retardant polycarbonate composition comprising in admixture an aromatic carbonate polymer and a flame retardant ... Flame retardant poly(aryl ketone). US4464497 *. Dec 15, 1982. Aug 7, 1984. General Electric Company. Carbon black filled flame ...
  http://www.google.com/patents/US3931100?dq=6985872
*  Patent US6022917 - Flame-retardant resin composition - Google Patents
A flame-retardant thermo-plastic resin composition comprising a fluororesin, an aromatic polycarbonate, a styrenic resin (B) ... As the non-halogen-containing flame-retardant, a phosphorus-containing flame-retardant, specifically a flame-retardant ... These flame-retardants (flame-retarders) can be employed singly or in combination. Preferably, the flame-retardant (C) ... Therefore, a non-halogen-containing flame-retardant is useful for making a flame-retardant (flame-proofing) resin. ...
  http://www.google.com/patents/US6022917?dq=6,418,462
*  Patente US4067930 - Flame-retardant composition - Google Patentes
... by weight of a first flame retardant corresponding to the formula: ##STR1## AND ABOUT 45-5% BY WEIGHT OF A SECOND FLAME ... RETARDANT CORRESPONDING TO THE FORMULA: ##STR2## wherein X is bromo or chloro, Y is halo, hydrogen, or an alkyl, haloalkyl, ... Flame-retardant compositions having an excellent balance of properties are obtained by flame-retarding rubber-modified ... have poor efficiency as flame retardants. It would be desirable to find a flame retardant or flame retardant system capable of ...
  http://www.google.es/patents/US4067930