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Precautions for using flame retardants

Mar 07, 2020

There are many types of flame retardants. During the use of some flame retardants, if the method of use is not correct, safety problems may occur, such as red phosphorus flame retardants. So, how can we protect ourselves? Based on these questions, please pay attention to the following requirements.

1. Carry out a comprehensive toxicity assessment of flame retardants that are suspected to be harmful to human health and the environment, and strictly control their production, use, and collection. Once it is confirmed that it is unsuitable for use, production and sales are stopped. For example, tris (dibromopropyl) phosphate was once a widely used and very effective halogen-free flame retardant, but it was later found to be carcinogenic and has been banned in many countries. The flame retardants pentabromodiphenyl ether and octabromodiphenyl ether, which have been confirmed to be toxic by evaluation, have also been banned in the near future.

2. For newly developed flame retardant products, more comprehensive research and evaluation have been conducted on their impact on human health, safety and environment. Can provide more detailed information on the above aspects to ensure the safety of production and use. On the one hand, people are working to improve and improve the safety level of existing flame retardants and flame retardant materials, on the other hand, they are devoting themselves to the development of new environmentally friendly flame retardants (such as halogen-free halogen-free flame retardants) Gradually promote their use (for example, the current global halogen-free flame retardant polypropylene has reached about 20% of the total flame retardant polypropylene). It is believed that the development of new halogen-free flame retardants will ensure the use of flame retardant materials, which can reduce the fire hazard and minimize their impact on the environment.