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Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) : answers to frequently asked questions / publisher: Federal Environment Agency (UBA), Section IV 1.1 - International Chemicals Management ; authors: Dr. Johanna Wurbs, III 1.4; Inga Beer, IV 1.1; Til Bolland, III 1.4; Dr. Malgorzata Debiak, II 1.2; Folke Dettling, III 1.4; Dr. Juliane Koch-Jugl, IV 1.1; Lars Tietjen, IV 2.3; Mareike Walther, III 1.5; Dr. Joachim Wuttke, III 1.5; Dr. Hans-Christian Stolzenberg, IV 1.1; Caren Rauert, IV 1.1; Petra Apel, II 1.2
VerfasserWurbs, Dr. Johanna ; Beer, Inga ; Bolland, Til ; Debiak, Malgorzata ; Dettling, Folke ; Koch-Jugl, Dr. Juliane ; Tietjen, Lars ; Walther, Mareike ; Wuttke, Dr. Joachim ; Stolzenberg, Dr. Hans-Christian ; Rauert, Caren ; Apel, Petra
KörperschaftDeutschland
ErschienenDessau-Roßlau : Federal Environment Agency (UBA), [December 2017]
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Date: December 2017
Umfang1 Online-Ressource (1,74 MB)
SpracheEnglisch
SerieHintergrund ; December 2017
URNurn:nbn:de:gbv:3:2-126350 
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In May 2013 the chemical hexabromocyclododecane, or HBCD, was identified as a persistent organic pollutant (POP) under the international Stockholm Convention. This means that a worldwide ban on the sale and application of the chemical will soon become effective. For a long time HBCD was the most economically significant flame retardant used in polystyrene foam for insulation materials. We have compiled information about why the chemical will no longer be used, what transitional phases are likely to be in effect in the EU, what the alternatives are, and how to dispose of insulation materials which contain HBCD.

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In May 2013 the chemical hexabromocyclododecane or HBCD was identified as a persistent organic pollutant (POP) under the international Stockholm Convention. This means that a worldwide ban on the sale and application of the chemical will soon become effective. For a long time HBCD was the most economically significant flame retardant used in polystyrene foam for insulation materials. We have compiled information about why the chemical will no longer be used what transitional phases are likely to be in effect in the EU what the alternatives are and how to dispose of insulation materials which contain HBCD.