Category Archives: Chemicals

The brominated flame retardant decabromodiphenyl ether banned in the EU

Decabromodiphenyl ether (DBDE, DecaBDE, bis(pentabromophenyl) ether, CAS No 1163-19-5, EC No 214-604-9) is widely used as an additive flame retardant with applications in many different sectors, in particular in plastic and textile articles but also in adhesives, sealants, coatings and inks. DBDE

Decabromodiphenyl ether

DecaBDE was banned fro....

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Uppsala Consensus Statement on Environmental Contaminants and the Global Obesity Epidemic

  Obesity is a growing problem, not only in developed countries but also in the developing world. Because obesity is associated with cardiovascular disease, diabetes, reproductive disorders, and some common cancers, the global obesity epidemic is contributing to a major negative impact on human health. In recent years, the hypothesis that environmental contaminants could contribute to the global...
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