Fire-Retardant Military Uniforms: Aiming to Keep Soldiers Safe

(DGIwire) – Soldiers face an extraordinary array of dangers. One particular risk involves their military uniforms: just how safe are they when coming in contact with fire? Technological advances have made it feasible to incorporate an array of flame-retardant chemistries into uniforms, enhancing the protection of armed forces in the field. According to a U.S. […]

Flame Retardants and Thyroid Disease: Is There a Link?

(DGiwire) – In recent years, evidence has been growing for specific links between toxic chemicals used as flame retardants (FR) and human health. A recent study published in the journal Environmental Health added to this evidence by concluding that women with high levels of common FRs in their blood may have an elevated risk for […]

Flame-Retardant Materials: The Debate Heats Up

(DGIwire) – Manufacturers across a wide range of sectors—including upholstery, transportation, workwear and bedding—have long complied with standards set by the National Fire Protection Association in order to offer flame-retardant (FR) products to their customers. But certain types of FR chemicals have been found to pose health and environmental hazards. As a number of recent […]

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