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Flame Retardant

Firefighters and Flame-Retardant Chemicals

Michael Green | Posted 05.22.2013 | Green
Michael Green

Given their daily life-saving service to our communities, shouldn't we all take one minute to help prevent avoidable illnesses to firefighters -- especially when this simple action will also help protect our children's and families' health?

Lynne Peeples

Safer Substitutes Or Toxic Treadmill? Alternative Chemicals Pose Same Dangers As Predecessors

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 11.28.2012 | Green

Elizabeth Crowe recently learned that the red couch in her family's living room holds a toxic secret -- hidden inside its foam filling is a toxic chem...

Flame Retardants Secrets & Lies

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 07.14.2012 | Parents
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

The flame retardants' industry star witness lied in testimony that was "part of a decades-long campaign of deception that has loaded the furniture and...

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).

Halloween? Bah, Humbug!

Michael DeJong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael DeJong

Now don't get me wrong, I enjoy festive holidays as much as the next person, but we eco-freaks can't help ourselves from sucking the fun out of things, particularly when it comes to harming children.

Toxic Flame Retardant on Its Way Out: Will What Follows be Safe?

Elizabeth Grossman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Elizabeth Grossman

The EPA made the flame retardant announcement that by the end of 2013, the two producers and the largest importer of decaBDE in the US, will end production, use, and sales of the chemical.

How To: Green Your iPod

Planet Green | Cara Smusiak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

iPod Nano's and iPod Classic's eco-friendly characteristics--they're arsenic-free glass, brominated flame retardant-free, mercury-free, PVC-free--go a...