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2003 BFR Conference and Roundtable



The Environmental Finance Center, Region 9 will be holding its second 

Brominated Flame Retardants (BFRs) Conference and Roundtable 
April 29 & 30, 2003.
  
The BFR Conference will focus on Foam Furniture and will be held in San 
Francisco. 

Conference Sessions include:

 Brominated Flame Retardants Overview - Penta-BDE
 BFR Toxicology
 Penta-BDE in Humans and the Environment 
 BFRs and Public Health 
 Fire Fighters Perspective 
 Fire safety standards and regulations in US 
 Bromine, Foam, and Furniture Manufacturing 
 Alternatives to BFRs

Roundtable Sessions include:

Breakout Topic 1: Alternative Flame Retardants 

Finding and evaluating alternative flame retardants for future use in 
polyurethane foam manufactured for the U.S. Foam Furniture and Bedding 
Industries. 

Breakout Topic 2: Pathways and Prevention 

Determining how PentaBDE gets from existing foam stocks into the environment 
and biota, and preventing further exposures through appropriate means.  
 

For more information or to register for the Conference go to 
www.greenstart.org/efc9 or call or email: 

Sarah Diefendorf
Executive Director, EFC9
415-664-4715
sdief@aol.com




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Sarah M. Diefendorf
Executive Director
Environmental Finance Center, Region IX
Alameda Point
851 West Midway Ave.
Alameda, CA 94501-5012
Ph:  415-664-4715
Fx:  415-664-1675
www.greenstart.org/efc9

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