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The Unique Fire Safety Threats to Electronics

The performance properties that make electronics so essential to our lives — utility, speed, durability, and extended use — are powered by potential ignition sources that rely on flame retardants to meet safety standards.

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Composition of Electronic and Electrical Equipment

Flame retardants are a critical safety component because electronics have a variety of potential ignition sources generated by the essential components of the product, including circuit boards, batteries, wiring, fans, connectors, and even plugs.

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The Safety and Benefits of Flame Retardants in Electronics

Since the introduction of strict fire safety standards in the U.S. — including those standards where flame retardants are a useful tool — fires have been reduced by over 50 percent, from 734,000 in 1980 to 352,000 in 2016.