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Deca-BDE   The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has dropped a plan to include flame retardant Deca-BDE in the REACH authorisation list in favour of preparing a proposal to restrict its use under Annex XVII of the regulation. Dr Paul Goodman of ERA Technology provides some further background on what is becoming a bit of a saga.   “The REACH SVHC study concluded that Deca-BDE is persistent and bioaccumulative, but not toxic so is not a PBT. Also, it is not persistent or bioacc ...