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VNR: Chemicals: Endocrine disrupters

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Flame retardants are extremely useful chemical products. Included in many domestic appliances made of plastic, they help to slow down the spread of flames and, in doing so, have saved many a life. But there is a " snag ", in which the European Commission is taking a close interest. Almost all these compounds contain bromine, a substance that is potentially toxic to health and the environment.

Type: Video news release   Reference: I-040592   Date: 01/03/2000   Duration: 09:35 Location: Sweden  
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