Brominated flame retardant trade body Bsef has hit back at Greenpeace over the green group's latest ranking of the environmental credentials of electronics firms. Greenpeace awards firms more points if they phase out brominated flame retardants, a controversial class of chemicals used to control fire risks. But Bsef claims the substances have been declared safe by EU risk assessors. "It is irresponsible and dangerous for Greenpeace to simply propose eliminating these products without proposing equally safe and proven replacements," Bsef said. See Bsef statement and Greenpeace electronics guide.
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