Health and Safety

CHAPTER 23-13.4
Hazardous Chemicals – Contamination of Breast Milk and Environment

SECTION 23-13.4-4

§ 23-13.4-4. "DecaBDE" study.

By January 2, 2007, the department of environmental management shall submit to the general assembly a report that reviews the latest available scientific research to address the following issues:

(1) Whether decaBDE is bio-accumulating in humans and the environment, and if so, whether the levels of decaBDE are increasing, decreasing, or staying the same;

(2) How are humans exposed to decaBDE;

(3) What health effects could result from exposure to decaBDE, and are current levels of exposure at levels that could produce these effects;

(4) Whether decaBDE breaks down into more harmful chemicals that could damage public health; and

(5) Whether effective flame retardants are available for decaBDE uses, and whether the use of available alternatives reduce health risks while still maintaining an adequate level of flame retardant performance.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2006, ch. 591, § 1; P.L. 2008, ch. 475, § 45.)