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Washington State, USA, has enacted a bill banning from 1st July 2017 the sale of “children’s products or residential furniture” containing more than 0.01% (in any product component) of five flame retardants: TDCPP, TCP, Deca BDE, HBCD, additive TBBPA.
Additionally, the following FRs will be assessed within one year: IPTPP, TBB, TBPH, TCPP, TPP and V6. This is the first State ban of TBBPA in the USAWashington State Bill HB2545-2015-16 « Reducing public health threats that particularly impact highly exposed populations, including children and firefighters, by establishing a process for the department of health to restrict the use of toxic flame retardant chemicals in certain types of consumer products ». Products indicated above: State ban: TDCPP = tris(1,3-dichloro-2-propyl)phosphate, TCEP = tris(2-chloroethyl)phosphate, decaBDE = decabromodiphenyl ether, HBCD = hexabromocyclododecane, additive TBBPA = additive tetrabromobisphenol A; assessment: IPTPP = isopropylated triphenyl phosphate, TBB = [2-ethylhexyl]-2,3,4,5- tetrabromobenzoate, TBPH = bis [2-ethylhexyl]-2,3,4,5- tetrabromophthalate, TCPP = tris [1-chloro-2-propyl] phosphate, TPP = triphenyl phosphate); V6 = bis[chloromethyl] propane-1,3-diyltetrakis [2-chloroethyl] bisphosphate).