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flame retardant deca-BDE ban

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#57613

flame retardant deca-BDE ban | 16 December, 2008

Here's a new ban proposal by the EU on the flame retardant deca-BDE. A product that has kept our electronics safe for over decades.

The good part is that the scientific community in the EU looks like to put up a bigger resistance as was the case with the lead ban.

I so agree with the argument that it is wrong to: � ban substances which have been demonstrably proven to be safe and � impose the use of substances without having demonstrated that they are safe to use.

We have seen the same happen with the lead ban only with a lot less resistance.

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#57621

flame retardant deca-BDE ban | 16 December, 2008

NEW ban proposal? It was exempted from ROHS and that exemption was lifted during the summer.

I made a post about it no longer being allowed back in July. Here's a link I posted. http://www.rsjtechnical.com/NewsDecaBDE.htm

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#57636

flame retardant deca-BDE ban | 17 December, 2008

Stephen,

You're absolutely correct I totally miswrote the post. What I wanted to highlight is the efforts from the reachforlife organization. Decision making should be based on scientific evidence.

http://www.reachforlife.eu/home.php?lg=UK

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