We recently delved into toxic flame retardants used in foam in part 2 of our series on the topic. And now a new study confirms that we are literally surrounded by these chemicals, from cushions to pillows, strollers, nursing pillows and rocking chairs. The study authors raised concerns that babies are at risk of […]
In Part 2 of our series investigating flame retardant chemicals, we’re looking at another of the most common flame retardants used in the United States, Chlorinated Flame Retardants (CFR’s). I realize that we may not be able to avoid this group of chemicals, but it’s important to learn where they’re found so that we can […]
We recently introduced a new series investigating flame retardant chemicals and today we’re looking at the most common group of flame retardants used in the United States.
These chemicals are full-fledged members of the endocrine disruptor family. They have routinely been added to consumer products for over 30 years in an effort to reduce fire-related injury and property damage.
The Ecology Center (HealthyStuff.org) tested 68 Christmas light sets and found that a shocking 54% of the products contained more than 300 parts per million of lead in PVC …