‘Environmentally friendly’ flame retardant could degrade into less safe compounds

Source: Science Daily

To reduce the risk of fire, many everyday products — from building materials to furniture to clothing — contain flame retardants. In recent years, some of these compounds were shown to have harmful effects on the environment, causing them to be replaced by more eco-friendly alternatives. However, a new study indicates that heat or ultraviolet light could break down a ‘safe’ flame retardant into potentially harmful compounds.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/01/190109091017.htm