Boston, Massachusetts – Governor Charlie Baker has vetoed the proposed ban on a number of flame retardants in Massachusetts. The state senate had passed the legislation back in July 2018.
Massachusetts governor vetoes flame retardant ban
The plan was to ban the use of more than 1000 ppm of TDCPP, TCEP, HBCD, TBPH, TBB, TCPP, pentaBDE, octaBDE, tetrabromobisphenol A, antimony trioxide and chlorinated paraffins in new products such as carpets, bedding and upholstery.
Baker claimed that he could not sign the bill into state law because it conflicts with federal legislation. Its proposers plan to introduce a new version of the bill later this year.