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Hazardous Chemicals in Carpets

  title={Hazardous Chemicals in Carpets},
  author={Michelle Allsopp and D. Greenpeace Santillo and P. A. Johnston},
This study was undertaken to investigate whether certain hazardous chemicals were present as components in new carpets, and if so, in what quantities. The study included analysis of eight new carpet samples that were available for retail in the UK. Some of the carpet samples contained high levels of organotins, in particular TBT (up to 47,500 ppb). One sample contained high levels (1600 ppb) of 2,2’,3,3’,4,4’,5,5’,6,6’-decabromodiphenyl ether (BDE209), a brominated flame retardant chemical… 

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