ENFIRO 2-day workshop November 7-8, 2012, Brussels, Belgium
A workshop on alternative flame retardants looking at flammability,
applications, toxicity, exposure to life cycle assessment
The main objective of the workshop was to bring together people that are working in the field of flame retardant substitution. Due to their persistent nature and toxicity some brominated flame retardants (BFRs), applied in a wide range of commercial products, need to be substituted by non-toxic substitutes. The workshop was focussed on the substitution chain starting with the prioritization and selection of viable flame retardants, fire and product performance, to hazard characterization and exposure assessment, and finally to risk assessment and impact assessment. The workshop will also present and discuss findings obtained by the European Union funded project ENFIRO, which has studied viable alternative flame retardants.