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California Law Addresses Fire Retardants in Homes

Posted on April 19,2015 by ScottG in flame retardant

A measure signed into law by California Gov. Jerry Brown will require state officials to review California's flammability standards for foam insulation, and may ultimately reduce the exposure of homeowners to two common flame retardants. According to an article posted online at SFGate.com, the state fire marshal and the Building Standards Commission will review current flammability standards and consider whether flame retardants are necessary.

Making Healthier, Greener Foam Insulation

Posted on April 19,2015 by AlexWilson in EPS

As readers of this blog know, I’ve come down fairly hard on certain types of foam insulation over the years. The downsides include the blowing agents used in extruded polystyrene (XPS) and most closed-cell spray polyurethane foam and the flame retardants that are added to all foam-plastic insulation to impart some level of fire resistance.

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