EMPA Research Helps Banned Flame Retardant HBCD

- Dec 24, 2018-

HBCD Flame Retardant May No Longer Produced Or Used. This Decision Was Made By Representatives Of Over 160 Countries In The United Nations Conference On Chemicals In Geneva In Late May On The Decision. Swiss EMPA Research Institute Extensive Research On HBCD For New Regulations On Persistent Organic Pollutants Stockholm Convention To Make A Contribution.

    HBCD Is A Brominated Flame Retardants Alkyl, Over The Years Primarily For Insulation Foam And Textile Coatings. Contaminants Are Identified And Banned Its Harmful Effects In The World Is A Long Process. This Is Recognized By An Analytical Chemistry Laboratory Scientist Epma NorbertHeeb. He Has Been Involved In Discovery Of The Exact Structure Of HBCD. Through Careful Examination, The Material Converted To The Compound Of A Whole Group. And ETH Zurich And Zurich University Of Applied Sciences Institute Researchers Together, He Published Several Papers Show How The Structure Of HBCD, Which Tends To Form Structured Accumulate In The Environment And Be Counted As Persistent Organic Pollutants.

    For A Long Time, HBCD Is Fish And Mammals Are Harmful Environmental Toxins Is A Reasonable Suspicion. HBCD Accumulate Sufficient Fat-Soluble Along The Food Chain, They Break Down Slowly In The Environment, So They Can Be Transported Long Distances. So Far, HBCD Even Be Detected In The Arctic. HBCD Assess Compliance With Standards On Persistent Organic Pollutants Stockholm Convention Is The Task Of The United Nations. In Addition To The Exact Chemical Structure Of The Various Issues Also Need To Be Interpreted Sciences, Including Including Biodegradability (Persistence), Any Harmful Effects Of Bioaccumulation, Long-Range Transport Potential And Perspective Of Individual HBCD.