State of Washington
The state of Washington, USA used GreenScreen® as an alternatives assessment tool to determine if safer alternatives to Deca-BDE, a flame retardant used in television casings and upholstery, existed on the market. A state-wide ban on products containing this class of chemicals took effect January 2011.
As well, Washington Senate Bill 5181 states that alternatives to high priority chemicals in upholstery or children's products can be evaluated using GreenScreen® for Safer Chemicals and cannot be a Benchmark 1.
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