The use of some insulation in Homes

The use of HBCD in some insulation presents the potential for the release of contaminated particles:

How to prevent The use of some insulation in Homes

  • Material Substitution – if you need to adhere to flame retardant standards – verify the BFR or seek alternatives to those with HBCD,
  • If HBCD containing material was used in construction historically, conduct research and demolition according to best practices. Contact local authorities or BCRC-Caribbean for guidance
  • Material Reuse – Use of labeling of products or parts of products to avoid future release and contamination.

The use of some insulation in Homes AUDIENCES

Hospitals

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Children

Young developing children are a product of their environment. And when their surroundings contain dangerous hazards such as Persistent Organic Pollutants, it’s important to educate

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PBDEs & HBCD

At and around your household, you and your family may be exposed to a variety of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) including the Brominated Flame Retardants:

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Pesticides

Whether you are on a farm spraying your crops or at the grocery store shopping for produce, you may be in contact with Highly Hazardous

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UPOPs

In your backyard or even at the dinner table, you may be in contact with Unintentional Persistent Organic Pollutants (UPOPs) and not even know it.

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PCBs

If you live or work near sites where PCB oils have been used or stored (such as power generation stations or transformer storage sites) you

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PFOS

There are few contaminants that have been found around the world like Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS). Used in many popular consumer goods such as stain-resistant carpets,

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