ANTIMONY DAY CONF 2019: No alternative for antimony trioxide in flame retardants, delegates say

By IM Staff
Published: Thursday, 10 October 2019

The third edition of the Antimony Day Conference hosted last week by the International Antimony Association in Antwerp, Belgium, pointed out the challenges the industry faces at a time of increasing scrutiny for this speciality chemical.

By Cristina Belda

Concerns about the potentially carcinogenic effects of antimony trioxide on human health have fueled the debate about whether to remove the material from flame retardants in North America and Europe since 2016, when the United States National Toxicology Program (NTP) found that it might cause cancers in...

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