Friday, April 09, 2004

Scripps Howard News Service
April 08, 2004
"Maine is about to become the first state to ban a widely used flame retardant that has been found in the breast milk of American and European women and that studies show is accumulating rapidly in people, wildlife and the environment. A bill approved this week by the Maine legislature bans the sale of products containing the brominated flame retardant known as deca beginning Jan. 1, 2008. The ban is contingent on a finding by the state Department of Environmental Protection and the legislature that safer alternatives are available...."

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