Flame retardant to be nominated as SVHC

Dechlorane Plus, a chemical used in electrical plastics and cabling and as an alternative to decaBDE, could be subject to restrictions in the EU

Scientists aboard the the Alfred Wegener Institute's RV Polarstern found Dechlorane Plus in air and seawater from pole to pole. Photograph: Stefanie ArndtFlame retardant Dechlorane Plus could be subjected to restrictions on its use and manufacture in the EU.

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