NICNAS has released a final chemical assessment report on decaBDE, used in fire retardant polymers/resins in a wide range of consumer products, including tarpaulin and rainwear apparel. It noted that decaBDE is of “significant international concern” to the environment, and has been listed in Annex A of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, for global elimination. The Panel concluded that the “human health risks associated with exposure to decaBDE are low”.

Australian National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (2019). Priority existing chemical assessment report No. 41. Decabromodiphenyl ether. May 2019. https://www.nicnas.gov.au/__data/assets/word_doc/0009/87552/DecaBDE-PEC-Final-Report-May-2019.docx

 

The above items were taken from the June 2019 issue of Toxicology and Regulatory News which is sent automatically to members of bibra.

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