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The Oko Institute are looking at four exemption renewals and there is a large backlog of renewal requests to follow. Analysis on 7b, 9b, 13a and 13b started on 29 December 2014 and is expected to run for 9 months. The European Commission is obliged by the RoHS recast to make a decision within 12 months of the request being submitted so expect at least a recommendation from Oko around September or October time. Publication in the Official Journal could take another year!     Find out m ...
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The danger of PBDEs

Posted by gnevison Mar 4, 2015
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) which are often used as fire retardants, can be found around the home in such as the television, computer, toaster and the sofa. They are also found in blood and breast milk which is clearly a concern for human health. PBDEs alter calcium signalling in the brain – a critical mechanism for transmitting information between and within brain cells for learning and memory, and for regulating the release of hormones in the body. Because they can slow the sp ...