What Can Be Done to Protect Against the Impact of Fire Retardants?
    September 14, 2012
    What Can Be Done to Protect Against the Impact of Fire Retardants?

    There are two big questions in the fight against flame retardants: How do I protect my own family and how do I make a difference for the future of our planet? (more…)…

    Do Flame Retardants Prevent Fires?
    September 13, 2012
    Do Flame Retardants Prevent Fires?

    According to the peer reviewed paper, Flame Retardants in Furniture Foam: Benefits and Risks, the California standard TB117 has not been shown to improve fire safety and is thus presenting an unneces…

    How Are We Exposed to Flame Retardants?
    September 12, 2012
    How Are We Exposed to Flame Retardants?

    For many chemicals, diet is the primary concern. Not so for most flame retardant chemicals. But how are we exposed? (more…)…

    Who is Most Vulnerable to the Impact of Flame Retardants?
    September 11, 2012
    Who is Most Vulnerable to the Impact of Flame Retardants?

    Flame retardants, including Chlorinate Tris, Firemaster 550, and PentaBDE, are found in the foam inside upholstered furniture in order to meet California regulations -- the must be able to withstand e…

    What’s the Problem with Flame Retardants?
    September 10, 2012
    What’s the Problem with Flame Retardants?

    Flame retardants, applied to the foam inside 80% of upholstered furniture in the United States, may not save lives. In fact, during a fire they will burn in seconds and give off the toxic gases that a…