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"If a building contains halogenated flame retardants in the insulation, they can filter into the building throughout its life and also form toxic dioxins if the building burns."

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"The “San Antonio Statement on Brominated and Chlorinated Flame Retardants” addresses the growing concern in the scientific community about the persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic properties of brominated and chlorinated organic flame retardants (BFRs and CFRs, respectively) and the exposure to humans and wildlife as a result of intensive use."

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"While PVC is an extremely popular building material, its critics deride it for certain health and environmental dangers, especially when its entire life cycle is considered.
Touted for its flame resistance, PVC can smolder unnoticed and release extremely dangerous gasses that present both acute and chronic health hazards to building occupants, fire fighters, and surrounding communities."

This article was published in "Electrical Solutions" trade journal

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"The use of PVC in electrical and data cabling installations is widespread in Australia, with most electrical and data cables being sheathed in the compound, and almost all conduits made from PVC as well. However, in recent years, there has been a move away from cabling and conduits that contain PVC insulation and/or sheathing and toward alternative compounds, driven largely by environmental issues and health and safety concerns."