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Toxic Flame Retardants

Lynne Peeples

Stop Playing 'Whack-A-Mole' With Toxic Flame Retardants, Health Advocates Urge

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 03.31.2015 | Green

As the public has learned of health risks tied to chemicals in everyday products, many companies have responded by eliminating, one by one, the suspec...

Are College Students Sleeping With Toxic Flame Retardants?

Joan Blades | Posted 10.01.2014 | College
Joan Blades

Mattress toppers are incredibly common in dorms around the country ,and it appears that most contain flame retardants that seep out and become part of our children's toxic body burden.

Lynne Peeples

Would You Like Flame Retardants With That Couch?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 07.21.2014 | Green

SEATTLE -- Most of Aimee Robinson's customers are moms. And more of them are starting to ask questions about the contents of the couches and chairs sh...

Could Your Flame Retardant Sofa Kill Firefighters?

Capital and Main | Gary Cohn | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics

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We Need Toxic-free Fire Safety Now!

Molly Rauch | Posted 05.21.2013 | Green
Molly Rauch

We need to show California regulators that moms and dads everywhere support a modern, scientific standard that puts our children's and families' health first.

Jerry Brown Wants To Protect Your Couch

AP | Posted 08.19.2012 | San Francisco

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Gov. Jerry Brown is calling for changes to state flammability standards for upholstered furniture in an effort to reduce the use...

Business Fights Back -- "No More Mr. Nice Guy!"

Norman Lear | Posted 07.22.2012 | Business
Norman Lear

The charges against flame retardant manufacturers have to be hogwash! Just another cheap shot against Big Business. How can so many people, and Americans no less, knowingly turn out a product capable of doing such dastardly harm? Impossible!

New Study Lends Further Evidence That California's Flammability Standard Puts Vulnerable Populations at Risk

Sarah Janssen | Posted 10.10.2011 | Green
Sarah Janssen

A study published today in the journal, Environmental Science and Technology, is further evidence that Californians are the most highly polluted people in the world with toxic flame retardant chemicals.

Seafood Crisis: A vital conversation with Jean-Michel Cousteau.

Trey Borzillieri | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Trey Borzillieri

"We stopped hunting on land and became farmers," said Cousteau. "We have to do the same thing as far as the ocean is concerned."