Washington State finds “regrettable flame retardant substitutions”

6/23/14 Washington State Bulletins

Why companies need to do hazard assessments of alternatives … Testing for flame retardants in general consumer and children’s products by the state’s Department of Ecology found many “regrettable substitutions.”  Regulated flame retardants – PBDEs for example – are being replaced with unregulated and potentially toxic chemicals. Many tested products contain chlorinated Tris such as TDCPP (banned in pajamas in the 1970s) while others contained HBCD and TBBPA among other flame retardants with recognized adverse environmental and health effects.


Flame Retardants in General Consumer and Children’s Products