Pallets Without PBDEs
We’ve received many inquiries from material handling professionals in the Food, Drug, and Pharmaceutical businesses who would like to know if we carry pallets without PBDEs and Deca-BDEs.
Do Our Pallets Contain PBDEs or Deca-BDEs? No Way
None of the products sold by One Way Solutions LLC, including plastic pallets and plastic containers, contain polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs ) or deca-brominated diphenyl ethers (Deca-BDEs).
Need a copy of our PBDE-free statement certifying that we only sell containers and pallets without PBDEs?
Download it here: PBDEs+DecaPBDEs-Blanket-Statement
What are PBDEs and Deca-BDEs?
Molecular Structure of PBDEs
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and deca-brominated diphenyl ethers (Deca-BDEs) are brominated hydrocarbons with a molecular structure that includes between 2 and 10 bromine atoms.
Wait, why not 1 bromine atom? Because ‘poly’ means many (more than 1).
Deca-BDEs have 10 bromine atoms.
What are PBDE & DecaPBDEs used for?
Clue: You’re getting warmer…
PBDEs are used as Flame Retardants.
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Are PBDE & DecaPBDEs harmful?
Yes, PBDEs and DecaPBDEs are believed to cause reproductive and neurological risks to living creatures and are known to impact hormonal levels in the thyroid.
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers are also toxic developing brains in utero.
Although not directly connected, liver cancer has been observed in mice exposed to higher levels of HBDPs.
Lower brominated PBDEs (less than 5 bromine atoms) are especially bad because they more easily bioaccumulate in living organisms.
Yes, PBDEs and DecaPBDEs are harmful and should be carefully avoided; it’s only logical that we refuse to sell pallets containing them.
We Hope That Helps!
We hoped you enjoyed learning about PBDEs and are product that they are completely absent from our plastic pallets and contains..
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