An assessment of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in waste domestic seating

WRc were commissioned by the Environment Agency (with the support of Defra) to undertake a sampling and characterisation programme of waste domestic seating.

The project aimed to assess whether brominated flame retardants (BFRs) classified as persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are present in waste domestic seating. The project had a particular focus on polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD) which are POPs classified BFRs and which are known to have be added to domestic seating in the past.

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