A new consensus on reconciling fire safety with environmental & health impacts of chemical flame retardants

Page, Jamie and Whaley, Paul and Bellingham, Michelle and Birnbaum, Linda S and Cavoski, Aleksandra and Fetherston Dilke, Delyth and Garside, Ruth and Harrad, Stuart and Kelly, Frank and Kortenkamp, Andreas and Martin, Olwenn and Stec, Anna and Woolley, Tom (2023) A new consensus on reconciling fire safety with environmental & health impacts of chemical flame retardants. Environment international, 173: 107782. ISSN 0160-4120

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Abstract

Flame retardants are chemical substances that are intended to mitigate fire safety risks posed by a range of goods including furniture, electronics, and building insulation. There are growing concerns about their effectiveness in ensuring fire safety and the potential harms they pose to human health and the environment. In response to these concerns, on 13 June 2022, a roundtable of experts was convened by the UKRI Six Clean Air Strategic Priorities Fund programme 7. The meeting produced a Consensus Statement that summarises the issues around the use of flame retardants, laying out a series of policy recommendations that should lead to more effective fire safety measures and reduce the human and environmental health risks posed by these potentially toxic chemicals. [Abstract copyright: Copyright © 2023 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.. All rights reserved.]

Item Type:
Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title:
Environment international
Uncontrolled Keywords:
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Subjects:
?? upholsteryfurnitureregulationfire safetypolicyflame retardantsenvironmental science(all) ??
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189052
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Deposited On:
17 Mar 2023 09:55
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Yes
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Published
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