The San Antonio Statement on Brominated and Chlorinated Flame Retardants, a historic consensus statement documenting the harm and lack of fire safety benefit of these widespread pollutants, has been signed by 145 scientists from 22 countries at the end of October. It is published on-line by Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP). See here An accompanying editorial by Linda Birnbaum and Ake Bergman is here
Additional signatures to this consensus document are welcome. If you are a scientist or a physician, and wish to sign, please fill out a web form here
Alternatively you can send your Name, Academic degree, Present position, Organization, City, Country, and Email address to SanAntonioStatement@gmail.com.
Also please forward this message to others that might be interested.
Joseph DiGangi, International POPs Elimination Network, USA
Arlene Blum, Department of Chemistry, University of California Berkeley, USA, Green Science Policy Institute, USA
Åke Bergman, Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry, Stockholm University, Sweden
Cynthia A. de Wit, Department of Applied Environmental Science, Stockholm University, Sweden
Donald Lucas, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
David Mortimer, Food Standards Agency, London, United Kingdom
Arnold Schecter, University of Texas School of Public Health, Dallas, Texas, USA;
Martin Scheringer, Institute for Chemical and Bioengineering, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Susan D. Shaw, Marine Environmental Research Institute, Center for Marine Studies, USA
Thomas F. Webster, Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, USA
Written on December 2010.