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|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|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,|
|Subjects||Fireproofing agents--Risk assessment. ; Hazardous substances--Risk assessment.|
|Collation||xi, 90 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm.|
Includes bibliographical references.
"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.