Arbejdsrapport, 27/2001

Analysis for Bromine in Electronic Parts

06-11-2001In 8 out of 16 purchased håehold appliances plastic parts containing brominated flame retardants were found. The bromine content of the variå types of plastics differs considerably, varying from 0.02 weight% to 9.6 weight%. The detection limit for bromine and antimony is 0.01 weight%. The 3 fan heaters analysed showed bromine and antimony in all the plastic parts used for the constructions. In the other appliances it was small units with a content of flame retardants. In most cases it was electric components or units close to hot surfaces.Læs publikation