Flame retardant additives are put into various materials, such as foams for furniture seating and mattresses, plastics used for electronic and electrical applications, and aircraft and vehicle interiors. It became so important for people to be protected from the ravages of clothing and furniture fires, and particularly in the transportation industry, that the federal government began mandating the use of these chemicals in countless products.
Let’s make sure the science of flame retardants in plastics is adhered to so that common myths don’t take hold.
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Plastics News: Toxic flame retardants are still being used in plastics, even though there are alternatives