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Vermont House Approves Measure
Setting Restrictions on Flame Retardants

May 8, 2013, 11:57 PM

BOSTON—The Vermont House approved a bill (S. 81) May 8 to restrict levels of two types of chlorinated tris flame retardants in household items and children’s products, a bill proponents call the toughest flame retardant legislation in the nation.

The Senate passed its version of the bill March 29 (37 CRR 418, 4/8/13).

The House adopted an amendment in the form of a substitution and passed the bill unanimously. The legislation now goes back to the Senate, which is expected to accept the changes, Rep. Jill Krowinski (D) told BNA.

The House bill was amended as a compromise ...