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 2022) on April 3-6.

The year 2022 marks the 21th 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 2022 will be expanded beyond the usual topics and will include sessions on chlorinated paraffins, remediation/destruction technologies and regulatory policy.

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We look forward to welcoming you to BFR 2022!

Leondios Leondiadis

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

Olga-Ioanna Kalantzi

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