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Canadian Restrictions Ban Deca-BDE Production

9:28 AM MDT | July 21, 2008 | Kara Sissell

Canada’s environmental protection agency Environment Canada (Toronto) has issued regulations banning the manufacture of polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants, including the controversial deca-BDE. The rules also ban imports of products containing octa-BDE and penta-BDE but stop short of banning imports of products containing deca-BDE. Baird: Taking action on all PBDEs. The rules will have no immediate effect on the flame retardant market because deca-BDE is not manufactured in Canada, and octa-BDE and penta-BDE have already been phased out...

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