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California Decides to Stop Poisoning Our Sofas

OnEarth | Posted 04.13.2013 | Green
OnEarth

By Justine E. Hausheer, OnEarth Two years ago, Sarah Janssen biopsied her couch. After removing the cushion covers she cut out a square-inch chunk of...

Breathing Queasy: My Carcinogenic Couch

Molly Rauch | Posted 01.29.2013 | Parents
Molly Rauch

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.

Lynne Peeples

A 'Toxic Treadmill': Dangerous Flame Retardants Remain Widespread In Children's Products

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 03.06.2012 | Green

Flip over your couch cushion or desk chair and chances are, you'll see the same tag that is affixed to the bottom of many others: "This article meets ...

Flame Retardants Refuse to Burn Out

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 03.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

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).

Toxic Flame Retardants Rampant in Baby Products, New Study Finds

Robyn Griggs Lawrence | Posted 07.19.2011 | Green
Robyn Griggs Lawrence

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.