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Report: Stockholm Convention agrees on phaseout of HBCD

6:23 AM MDT | May 13, 2013 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

The sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention has agreed to begin phasing out the use of hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) in little more than a year, according to a report from Agence France-Presse. HBCD is used in furniture, vehicles, and electronics, as well as in building insulation. The phaseout agreement gives HBCD a five-year grace period for its use as a flame retardant in expanded polystyrene and extruded polystyrene in building insulation, the report adds. HBCD will, as a result of the decision, be added to the Stockholm...

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