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Main Title A class approach to hazard assessment of organohalogen flame retardants /
CORP Author National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (U.S.). Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology. Committee to Develop a Scoping Plan to Assess the Hazards of Organohalogen Flame Retardants,
Publisher The National Academies Press,
Year Published 2019
OCLC Number 1111115122
ISBN 0309491185; 9780309491181
Subjects Fireproofing agents--Risk assessment. ; Hazardous substances--Risk assessment.
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBM  TP266.5.N38 2019 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 02/18/2020
Collation xi, 90 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm.
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Notes
"In the 1970s, flame retardants began to be added to synthetic materials to meet strict flammability standards. Over the years, diverse flame retardants have been manufactured and used in various products. Some flame retardants have migrated out of the products, and this has led to widespread human exposure and environmental contamination. There also is mounting evidence that many flame retardants are associated with adverse human health effects. As a result, some flame retardants have been banned, restricted, or voluntarily phased out of production and use. This publication develops a scientifically based scoping plan to assess additive, nonpolymeric organohalogen flame retardants as a class for potential chronic health hazards under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act, including cancer, birth defects, and gene mutations"-- Hazard assessment scoping plan -- A class approach to evaluating organohalogen flame retardants : case studies.