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flame retardant

n.
A substance that is applied to fabric, wood, or other material in order to make it resistant to catching fire. Also called fire retardant.

flame′-re·tar′dant adj.
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Konstanz, Germany, June 01, 2016 --(PR.com)-- Worldwide, about 2.15 million tonnes of flame retardants are used per year for plastic products, electronic devices, construction material, and textiles.
WASHINGTON -- The US Environmental Protection Agency has released an updated draft alternatives assessment of the environmental and human health impacts of flame retardants used or that could be used in printed circuit boards for electronics products, such as cellphones and computers.
Many consumer products use combustible materials such as wood, plastics, synthetic wood, and composites requiring flame retardants. However, common flame retardants can be toxic and dangerous to health.