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Press Statement with regard to Greenpeace Rainwater Research Report
Brominated Flame Retardants (BFRs), which are used to increase the
fire resistance of electronic appliances and insulation materials,
have not been found widespread in rainwater according to research in
The Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany released by Greenpeace today.
“The report demonstrates that emissions are
controllable and can be managed since they are limited to industrial
sources. We have already reduced emissions to water and soil from this
production location in Terneuzen by over 90% down to almost zero
levels. We commit to repeat measurements of the Greenpeace study in
this specific location in order further reduce emissions to air”, said
Lein Tange, Chairman of the European Brominated Flame Retardants
René Montaigne or Lein Tange, EBFRIP Chairman at tel: + 32.2.676.73.38
Note to the Editor: Reference to BFRs being Persistent Organic pollutants is wrong and misleading. Under the UN Stockholm Convention which defines POPs, none of the BFRs are listed or categorized as POPs.