Brominated Flame Retardants: Rising Levels of Concern


Whereas flame resistant products save lives and prevent property damage, there are increasing concerns about the environmental and health effects of flame retardants such as BFRs. Concerns with brominated flame retardants emerged in the 1970s when polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs) were discovered in feed for dairy cattle, livestock, and poultry in Michigan.