Flame Retardants in the News

“More Smoke about Flame Retardants,” by Roya Heydari.
ACSH staffers couldn’t help but shake their heads in disappointment this morning at a recent New York Times article questioning the safety of our furniture. The piece, entitled “How Dangerous is Your Couch,” is an extremely long recounting of Dr. Arlene Blum’s crusade against the ‘toxic chemicals’ found in furniture. Dr. Blum, co-author of the journal article that spearheaded the removal of so-called toxic flame retardants from children’s pajamas, is now taking on Technical Bulletin 117. Read the full article on the ACSH Dispatch.

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