Safety and Regulatory Information
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.