Today, a team of scientists from Duke and UC Berkeley told me what's actually inside those cushions I so carefully selected. Despite the clean lines and comfy factor, it turns out that what's inside those cushions is not so pretty.
Think the flame retardant Tris is a thing of the past? Think again. Last week the Washington Toxics Coalition and Safer States released a study that found 80 percent of new baby and children's products tested positive for chlorinated Tris (TDCPP).
Volunteers submitted cubic-inch pieces of polyurethane foam cut from 101 baby products to a Duke University research laboratory. More than 80 percent of the samples contained hazardous or untested chemical flame retardants.