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Europeans To Ban Fire Retardants and Phthalates Critical To American Building Industry

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:04 AM
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Image credit Dow Chemical Comments to the post What is the Best Way To Build A Wall? Not A Simple Answer wondered why we wanted to reinvent the wall. The consensus was "Having XPS on the exterior is, I think, the easiest and best solution." I will be honest and say that I have been frustrated over the last year that nobody seems to care that the stuff is full of HBCDD , a persistent bioacculative toxicant that according to Toxicologist Linda Birnbaum in BuildingGreen , affects the liver and thyroid, it appears to cause neurodevelopmental problems, and there is some new evidence of effects on the reproductive system. Perhaps someone will pay attention now that they are banning the stuff in Europe, along with three kinds of phthalates. ... Read the full story on TreeHugger






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