BLUEDGE™ Polymeric FR: A Sustainable Flame Retardant

Foam plastic insulations contain flame retardants to meet stringent fire safety and building code standards that serve to protect the public.  Dow spent years developing a new, more sustainable, flame retardant that would be better for the environment, while still providing the same level of fire safety and insulation benefits.

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A Closer Look at the Coverage on the Koch Polymeric FR Study

When news outlets report on complicated or highly technical matters, especially those involving the findings of scientific research, the public deserves balanced reporting that includes competing viewpoints and, if reporters are doing their jobs properly, a little skepticism if the authors have competing interests.   

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Dow Responds to Flawed Environmental Health News Story on PolyFR

In response to your inquiry for a comment from Dow related to the Environmental Health News article “Environmentally friendly flame retardants break down into potentially toxic chemicals”, we find it unfortunate that EHN elected to reach out to us only after the article was published as we do have familiarity with the content of the studies conducted by University Duisburg-Essen and Christoph Koch. If we had been contacted, we would have been able to provide context and insight that could have brought the EHN article a more balanced perspective.  

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