PBDEs - Flame Retardants as problematic as PCBs

This collection contains media releases and related background information concerning research and policy concerning PBDEs in the environment and humans including calls for banning this entire group of highly toxic and persistent chemicals. Additional information is provided in a more detailed collection about PBDEs on the website of the Canadian Partnership for Children's Health and Environment.

Title:The International Joint Commission Water Quality Board Report on Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs) in the Great Lakes
Resource Type:Letter, Response to Consultation
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# of Pages:3
Date authored:August 5, 2016
Author/s:Fe de Leon
Author Organization:Canadian Environmental Law Association
Title:Stronger Action on PBDEs needed in the proposed Regulations Amending the Prohibition of Certain Toxic Substances Regulations, 2012

Letter to Environment Canada from the Canadian Partnership for Children's Health and Environment

Resource Type:Letter, Response to Consultation
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# of Pages:2
Date authored:June 16, 2015
Author/s:Erica Phipps on behalf of CPCHE member organizations
Author Organization:Canadian Partnership for Children's Health and Environment (CPCHE)
Title:Regulation of DecaBDE in Imported, Manufactured Products
Resource Type:Letter, Response to Consultation
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# of Pages:4
Date authored:June 17, 2015
Author/s:Kathleen Cooper, Lisa Gue, Elaine MacDonald, Maggie MacDonald
Author Organization:Canadian Environmental Law Association, David Suzuki Foundation, Ecojustice, Environmental Defence
Title:Response to “Consultation Document on the Proposed Risk Management Instrument for Products Containing Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs)”
Resource Type:Letter, Response to Consultation
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# of Pages:5
Date authored:November 28, 2013
Publication number:962
Author/s:Kathleen Cooper and Fe de Leon
Author Organization:Canadian Environmental Law Association
Title:Petition Regarding Review of Persistence and Bioaccumulation Regulation Under CEPA

Petition to the Commissioner of Environment and Sustainable Development, Office of the Auditor General of Canada

Resource Type:Legal Submissions, Letter
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# of Pages:7
Date authored:July 8, 2013
Publication number:919
Author/s:Elaine MacDonald and Fe de Leon
Author Organization:Ecojustice and Canadian Environmental Law Association
Title:Response to Consultation Document for Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers
Resource Type:Letter, Response to Consultation
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# of Pages:3
Date authored:April 5, 2013
Publication number:910
Author/s:Kathleen Cooper
Author Organization:Canadian Environmental Law Association
Title:Re: Standards for fire-safe candles and views of firefighers on proposals for candle-resistant flammability standards
Resource Type:Letter
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# of Pages:5
Date authored:April 25, 2012
Publication number:939
Author/s:Kathleen Cooper
Author Organization:Canadian Environmental Law Association
Title:Letter re: April 26, 2012 vote by Canadian Technical Committee 108 on proposals for candle-resistant, flammability standards for plastic television casings
Resource Type:Letter
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# of Pages:4
Date authored:April 18, 2012
Publication number:943
Author/s:Kathleen Cooper
Author Organization:Canadian Environmental Law Association
Title:Implementation of PBDE Revised Risk Management Strategy

Letter to Environment Minister Peter Kent

Resource Type:Letter
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# of Pages:2
Date authored:August 24, 2011
Author/s:Hugh Wilkins, Ecojustice on behalf of David Suzuki Foundation, CELA and Environmental Defence

Apr 21 2010

Joint Statement to European legislators on BFRs and PVC
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