Posted on 10/05/2019 in Regulatory 2019
Canada proposes DBDPE ban

The Canada Government (Health Canada) has proposed a ban on the manufacture, sale or import of the brominated flame retardant DBDPE (decabromodiphenyl ethane), which is used as an alternative for DecaBDE (decabromodiphenyl ether). This follows a screening assessment (2016) and a consultation on a ban (60 days from 21st December 2018). The Health Canada website states that DBDPE “may remain in the environment for a long time … transforms to products that are similar to lower brominated polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) … found to accumulate in some organisms, remain in the environment for a long time, and may cause harm to some organisms.”

Health Canada Decabromodiphenyl ethane (DBDPE) – Benzene, 1,1′-(1,2-ethanediyl)bis[2,3,4,5,6-pentabromo- CAS 84852-53-9, updated 4th February 2019

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