Antimony trioxide industry pushes back on debate to reduce specialty chemical in fire retardants

By Martim Facada
Published: Thursday, 15 November 2018

There can be no trade-off between chemical and fire risk, event delegates said of the debate on substituting antimony trioxide in flame retardants due to its intrinsic toxicity.

Attendees of International Antimony Association Day in Brussels on 13-14 November said that despite the minimal scientific support based only on studies made on animals, the debate to replace antimony trioxide in flame retardants could induce policy-making that trades off chemical and fire risk. 

"There is no evidence from...