Flame Retardants

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Halogenated flame retardants (HFRs) are commonly used in materials or equipment to make them less flammable. They are found in plastics, textiles, and electrical/electronic equipment.

To date, thousands of flame retardants have been identified and many more are being discovered. Manufacturers have tried to replace some of these compounds, but these new substitute compounds are still hazardous to health.

These include :

  • Polybrominated diphenylethers (PBDEs) found in plastics, textiles, electronic mouldings, printed circuits…
  • Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD) used for thermal insulation in the building industry,
  • Tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBPA) and other phenols, notably present in printed circuit boards, thermoplastics (mainly in television sets),
  • Polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs) used in household appliances, textiles, plastic foams…
  • PBDDs and PBDFs, Dibenzo-p-dioxins and furans as well as brominated/chlorinated dioxins and furans, phosphorus compounds, certain benzoates, phthalates, tetrabromobisphenols

The other Wellington categories

Per- & polyfluoroalkyl substances, PFAS

Halogenated flame retardants, HFRs and other compounds

Polychlorobiphényles, PCBs

Polybromodiphényléthers, PBDEs & Polybromobiphényls, PBBs

Dioxines, PCDDs & Furanes, PCDFs

Organochlorine Pesticides, OCP

Certified reference materials

Other reagents

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