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Document ID (ISN)64582
CIS number 95-1052
Year 1994
Convention or series no. OCDE/GD(94)96 OECD Environment Monograph Series No.102
Title Risk reduction monograph No.3: Selected brominated flame retardants - Background and national experience with reducing risk
Bibliographic information Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Environment Directorate, Environmental Health and Safety Division, 2 rue AndrÚ-Pascal, 75775 Paris Cedex 16, France, 1994. 152p. Illus. 55 ref. Gratis.
Abstract World demand for brominated flame retardants (BFRs) is estimated to be 150,000 tonnes per year. Although over 30 brominated chemicals are used as flame retardants, the most widely used are tetrabromobisphenol A and brominated diphenyl oxides. BFRs are stable and non-volatile, and can accumulate in soil, sediment and the tissues of animals. Polybrominated biphenyls are banned or restricted in several countries, and possible emission of dioxins and furans from the burning of BFRs is closely monitored. Alternative halogenated or non-halogenated flame retardants exist for some applications. Summary in French.
Descriptors (primary) OECD; brominated organic compounds; polybrominated biphenyls; health hazards; flame retardants; pollution control; limitation of exposure
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; brominated dibenzodioxins; tetrabromobisphenol A; uses; substitution; neighbourhood protection; environmental pollution; brominated diphenyl oxides
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceOECD
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Fires
Halogenated hydrocarbons
Pollution control