Moving away from bromine and chlorine

The report: “Greening Consumer Electronics: Moving Away from Bromine and Chlorine” features seven companies who have engineered environmental solutions that negate the need for most -- or in some cases all -- uses of brominated and chlorinated chemicals. This includes eliminating brominated flame retardants and polyvinyl chloride (PVC), which can create dioxin, a human carcinogen, during the burning of e-waste.

Moving away from bromine and chlorine

Two leading US environmental organizations, Clean Production Action and ChemSec, have released a new report showing companies that are leading the electronics industry by moving away from chemicals that can lead to health and environmental problems.

The report: “Greening Consumer Electronics: Moving Away from Bromine and Chlorine” features seven companies, including Apple, Sony Ericsson and major suppliers, who have engineered environmental solutions that negate the need for most -- or in some cases all -- uses of brominated and chlorinated chemicals. This includes eliminating brominated flame retardants and polyvinyl chloride (PVC), which can create dioxin, a human carcinogen, during the burning of e-waste.

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More information from Clean Production Action, an Electronics TakeBack Coalition partner organization.