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?Read full story
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 unnecessary health hazard.Read full story
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?Read full story
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 exposure to a small flame, like a candle or cigarette lighter, for 12 seconds without igniting. But these chemicals don’t stay inside the foam. They [...]Read full story
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 are the major cause of fire deaths. They are used due to a California standard called Technical Bulletin 117, [...]Read full story