News Retarded Corporate Democrats
posted by March 20 at 13:29 PMon
The Democrats are pretty high on themselves for moving on the PBDE bill
PBDEs are flame retardants found in common household products. They are harmful, especially to children. The bill phases out PBDEs, setting up a product review system and a fining mechanism. Cool.
Oh, whoops. Check out the exemptions listed in the House bill report:
Exceptions to this ban include:
products containing Deca-BDE except for mattresses (effective January 1, 2008); and
except for residential upholstered furniture, televisions or computers with electronic
enclosures containing commercial Deca-BDE (effective January 1, 2011);
used transportation vehicles and used or new parts manufactured before January 1, 2008
equipment containing PBDEs used primarily for military or federally funded space
Federal Aviation Administration fire worthiness requirements and recommendations;
new raw material or parts used in transportation vehicles containing Deca-BDE;
use of Deca-BDE in transportation equipment;
sale or distribution of any used product containing PBDEs;
any new product with recycled or used materials containing Deca-BDE;
new carpet cushion made from recycled foam with less than one-tenth of 1 percent
Seems to me that this would exempt a huge local producer of PBDEs Boeing.
Gotta love those corporate Democrats.