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Is flame retardant synergist dangerous for human health?

Sep 18, 2019

Flame retardants synergist are an important factor in fire safety. Flame retardants synergist are subject to review by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other government agencies. Flame retardant synergist manufacturers strive to innovate and produce better performing and more sustainable flame retardants. All new flame retardant synergist chemicals must be reviewed by the EPA. In reviewing flame retardant synergist chemical data, EPA identified approximately 50 flame retardant synergist chemicals that are unlikely to pose a risk to human health.

The European Union conducted a comprehensive assessment of tetrabromobisphenol-A (TBBPA), a flame retardant synergist for electronic products. The assessment did not identify any health effects and considered consumer exposure to be insignificant. A 2013 TBBPA assessment conducted by the Canadian government concluded that “the Canadian government has also concluded that the current exposure levels of TBBPA, TBBPA bis(2-hydroxyethyl ether) and TBBPA bis(allyl ether) are not correct. Human health causes damage."