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Flame Retardants

For Chemical Companies, Distrust Breeds Change

Michael Green | Posted 10.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Green

All of us together can continue to bring change to corporate America, and perhaps one day chemical companies will no longer be on the list of least trusted businesses.

Fanning the Flames With Fire Retardants

Ellen Moyer, Ph.D. | Posted 08.26.2014 | Green
Ellen Moyer, Ph.D.

In a reckless, "hope-for-the-best" approach that puts us all at risk, U.S. policy allows the release of synthetic chemicals into the environment -- before their potentially devastating impacts have been adequately evaluated. Multiple Senate bills to fix this toxic system over the past decade have been snuffed out.

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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Lynne Peeples

Major Health Care System Aids Battle Against Toxic Flame Retardants

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 06.03.2014 | Green

The push to rid our bodies and the environment of toxic flame retardants just got a powerful boost from a major health care system, according to exper...

Your Life Is the Lab: Toxic Chemicals in 5 Unexpected Places

Jennifer Canvasser | Posted 06.14.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Canvasser

When your child has a chronic health condition that threatens his life and well-being, you gain a sharp perspective on what's important in life.

Lynne Peeples

Firefighters Sound Alarm On Toxic Chemicals

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 04.08.2014 | Green

More than 200 empty pairs of firefighter boots lined the steps of the Rotunda in San Francisco's City Hall on Wednesday. Each pair represented a l...

Lynne Peeples

'Chemical Brain Drain' Threatens Future Generations, Experts Warn

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 02.14.2014 | Green

The number of industrial chemicals, heavy metals and pesticides proven capable of derailing normal brain development -- and robbing children and socie...

Lynne Peeples

Flame Retardant Fight Echoes Past Public Health Battles

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 02.07.2014 | Green

When chemical companies hired Grant Gillham in 2007 to manage a campaign in defense of flame retardants in couches and other consumer goods, Gillham r...

Lynne Peeples

Flame-Retardant Furniture May Leave A Toxic Legacy

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

Arlene Blum was trekking in the Himalayas when new regulations to reduce the pervasiveness of flame retardants hit the books on Jan. 1 -- more than se...

New Furniture Standard To Reduce Toxic Flame Retardants

Molly Rauch | Posted 02.11.2014 | Green
Molly Rauch

We will have to ask our retailers: Are you meeting the California flammability standard with chemicals in foam (i.e., business as usual)? Or are you meeting the standard through physical barriers instead?

'Green News Report' - December 10, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.09.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S ...

'Green News Report' - December 5, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.04.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S ...

'Green News Report' - December 3, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.02.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S ...

Lynne Peeples

Flame-Retardant Chemicals Endanger Firefighters, Gymnasts

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 11.17.2013 | Green

Flame-retardant chemicals permeate the world, and the bodies of nearly every person. But a new film and a new scientific study point to two groups of ...

Kate Sheppard

EPA Quietly Withdraws Two Proposed Chemical Safety Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency this week quietly withdrew two draft rules dealing with the regulation of chemicals. The potential r...

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?

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.

Hormones Out of Whack: The Global Threat From Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals

Michael Green | Posted 05.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Green

I can imagine a world where children are not threatened by harmful chemicals in their daily lives, where simple acts of precaution are commonplace, and where our families' health matters more than short-term profits.

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...

Toxic-Free Furniture In our Future - Newly Proposed California Regulations Will Improve our Health and Fire Safety

Sarah Janssen | Posted 04.10.2013 | Green
Sarah Janssen

Usually draft regulations released on a Friday get little fanfare, but a new draft furniture flammability standard, TB 117-2013, released today is a r...

For Some Chemicals, Less Is More

Michael Green | Posted 03.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Green

For decades many scientists have believed that "the dose makes the poison" -- a chemical may be harmless in small amounts but devastating in higher amounts. But this latest research demonstrates that endocrine-disrupting chemicals act differently than other substances.

Dangerous Dust Bunnies:
How to Avoid Flame Retardants

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Robin Dodson, of Silent Spring Institute Did you know that consumer products like furniture, textiles, and electronics often conta...

The Flame Retardant Story the Chemical Industry Didn't Want You to Hear

Michael Green | Posted 02.12.2013 | Green
Michael Green

News reports on our findings began to raise the alarm. Following November news stories on a study that found Tris in couches nationwide, the national news media showed interest in CEH's baby products findings. The flame retardant industry was in crisis mode. What were they to do?