Where is it Commonly Found?Fabrics, plastics, foams, insulation, carpet backing, epoxy and resins, kitchen appliance, housing paints, and electrical devices
What are its known health effects?
What are its suspected health effects?
For fire extinguishing agents in lieu of Halon, which is virtually banned anyway, suggest either Argon (volume intensive as it is delivered at normal pressures).
Additional Regulatory Information
Some types are banned in the EU, and currently in US some states have passed laws banning PBDEs.
Does it Correspond With Any Green Building Credits?Living Building Challenge (1.2) - Prerequisite 5 for halogenated flame retardants;
How is it Categorized?
What is its Origin?Some types are banned in the EU, and currently in US some states have passed laws banning PBDEs.
A class of retardants that includes but not limited to Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD), Penta, octa, and decabromodiphenyl ethers (PBDEs), Tetrabromobisphenol-A (TBBPA), Tris(2-chloroisopropyl) phosphate (TCPP), Tris(2-chloroethyl)phosphate (TCEP) and Dechlorane Plus
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