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Posted on Dec 12, 2016 in Word of the Week

Word of the Week: Flame Retardants

Flame retardants are chemical additives to building products that reduce their flammability. They are commonly found in textiles, plastics, coatings, finishes and foams.  Halogenated flame retardants - those made with chlorine or bromine - are particularly toxic to human health, and the planet.