Deca-BDE and Alternatives in Electrical and Electronic Equipment

März 2007
Danish Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Project no. 1141, 2007
Carsten Lassen (COWI)
Sven Havelund (COWI)
Peter Maxson (Concorde East/West Sprl Belgium)
André Leisewitz

The study summarises information on the use of the brominated flame retardant Deca-BDE in electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) and describes suitable alternatives to Deca-BDE. The study has not identified any application of Deca-BDE in EEE for which substitution is not possible, from the scientific or technical point of view. For all EEE materials and components presently using Deca-BDE, technically acceptable alternatives are available on the market. 

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