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: VNR Reference: I-040592 Date: 01/03/2000 Duration: 09:35 Choose available languages: ORIGINAL,