Do fibreglass flyscreens contain toxic bromine fire retardants?

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  1. beginnergardener

    beginnergardener Junior Member

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    I was wondering if anyone has knowledge of whether it is safe to use fibreglass flyscreens from the hardware store with food (ie. drying etc.) and whether they are treated with bromine (nasty) fire retardants?
     
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    My guess is no but I was wrong that one time. You might try digging up a MSDS report on it or a like product. Fiberglass is somewhat fire resistant and screen is not typically applied in any high risk area.
     
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    I have not been able to find any manufacturer that use bromine to make fire-retardant fiberglass screening. Every Manufacturer I checked with uses prepreg fiberglass fibers (there is dry resin already coating the individual fibers, these are bundled to size, woven then run through an oven which activates the resin to bind the fibers together.
     

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