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Flame retardant banned; herbicide cleared by global body

Delegates from more than 120 nations last week agreed to phase out the widely used flame retardant hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) and impose restrictions on four other chemicals, including the insecticide azinphos methyl (AZM). But a handful of countries blocked efforts to tighten regulation of the herbicide paraquat and chrysotile asbestos, a known carcinogen used in building materials.



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