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Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, Local Scientific Committee, and International Scientific Committee it is with great pleasure that we welcome you to Athens for the 10th International Symposium on Flame Retardants (BFR 2021) on April 11-14.

The year 2021 marks the 20th anniversary of the BFR Symposia. In 2001, Professor Ake Bergman organized the first symposium in Stockholm, Sweden. Over the past 20 years, there have been major advances in the analysis, fate and toxicity of these compounds. Revised flammability regulations and policies have changed the terrain. We saw the gradual phase out of the PBDEs and the introduction and dominance of replacement flame retardants, posing more challenges to the scientific community. The theme of BFR 2021 will be expanded beyond the usual topics and will include sessions on chlorinated paraffins, remediation/destruction technologies and fire safety.

We look forward to welcoming you to BFR 2021!

 

Olga-Ioanna Kalantzi

Co-Chair,  Department of Environment  University of the Aegean
Mytilene, 81100, Greece

Leondios Leondiadis

Co-Chair,  National Centre for Scientific Research “Demokritos”
15310, Ag. Paraskevi, Athens Greece