Toxic flame retardants are still being used in plastics, even though there are alternatives: Page 3 of 3

report efforts to reduce chemicals of concern in their products. “LG has banned all PBDE flame retardants in its products, and Insignia (private label brand of Best Buy) launched a pilot project in 2015 to redesign the power source of its TVs. Best Buy has also publicly committed to phase out chemicals of concern from its products, reduce its use of harmful chemicals and improve its management of chemicals,” said the report.

It’s in the best interests of the plastics industry to keep these advocacy groups apprised of the availability of non-toxic, environmentally friendly flame retardants and step up with information when these reports come out.

Let’s make sure the science of flame retardants in plastics is adhered to so that the myths don’t take hold.

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