Flame retardants are Safe for intended use

Albemarle's fire safety solutions are safe when used for their intended purposes.  Based on a review of the extensive toxicity and environmental testing data associated with our flame retardants, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved our products for use in fire safety applications.  These same products have also been approved for use by the European Union and other regulatory agencies around the world. 

Albemarle assesses the health and environmental safety of our products to meet all regulatory requirements in all countries where they are marketed. These requirements are set by the EPA in the U.S. and by similar regulatory agencies in many European countries, Canada, Japan, Korea, China and Australia.  

Government regulatory agencies set a margin of safety that provides extra assurance that the exposure level that anyone, including children, might experience will not cause harm.  In many cases, we at Albemarle conduct safety testing that goes well beyond the requirements of any government agencies.

Exceeding Regulatory Requirements 

Albemarle has an extensive program to determine, mitigate and manage the risk to health and the environment that may be associated with our products.  We also follow a stringent federal approval process for our flame retardant products.  For additional information, please visit our Regulatory Page.

Voluntary Emissions Control Action Program

Albemarle also participates in a unique product stewardship program called the Voluntary Emissions Control Action Program (VECAP).  VECAP is an innovative and excellence-driven plan of managing chemicals.  It demonstrates the proactive involvement of companies committed to acting in the best interest of society and the environment.  The program aims to reduce emissions of brominated flame retardants (BFRs) through the promotion of environmental best practices throughout the value chain.   For more information on the program, please see the VECAP Annual Report.


Last Updated: 1/26/2016 3:45:36 PM