Igniting the Debate on Flame Retardants

Excerpts from the article;
"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."

Once green building professionals understand the issue, they can move to safer substitutes and strategies that don't have potential adverse health impacts. In fact of the various groups with which I've worked on reducing toxics in products, the green building community has been the most responsive. So I am very happy to have the opportunity to share the message about moving away from the use of halogenated flame retardants at Greenbuild.

The new LEED Pilot Credit on Chemical Avoidance for not using phthalates and halogenated flame retardants inside buildings should accelerate our progress towards healthier buildings."