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High levels of flame retardants found on airliners

Mar 28, 2013
High levels of flame retardants found on airliners

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EPA Announces Chemicals for Risk Assessment in 2013, Focus on Widely Used Flame Retardants

Mar 27, 2013

WASHINGTON March 27, 2013 – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it will begin assessments on 23 commonly used chemicals, with a specific focus on flame retardant chemicals, in order to more fully understand any potential r...

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Office workers carry biomarker of potentially harmful flame retardant, study finds

Mar 26, 2013

BOSTON, March 25, 2013 - A flame retardant removed from children's pajamas 30 years ago but now used in polyurethane foam is prevalent in office environments, especially in older buildings, where urine testing of workers turned up widespread evidence o...

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Toxic turtles: Long-lasting chemicals could be harming sea turtles

Mar 14, 2013
Toxic turtles: Long-lasting chemicals could be harming sea turtles

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Op-Ed: Sarah Janssen: Toxic-Free Furniture In our Future – Newly Proposed California Regulations Will Improve our Health and Fire Safety

Feb 11, 2013

Feb. 8, 2013 - Usually draft regulations released on a Friday get little fanfare, but a new draft furniture flammability standard, TB 117-2013, released today is a really big deal that affects all of us. The revised furniture flammability standard fix...

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California unveils new flammability standard that avoids chemicals in furniture

Feb 8, 2013

February 8, 2013 - California unveiled a proposal on Friday that would transform its controversial fire safety standards by dropping a requirement that has led to widespread use of flame retardants in U.S. couches and other furniture. The current stan...

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Study finds flame retardant pollutants at far-flung locations

Jan 8, 2013

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. Jan. 8, 2013 - Chemicals used as flame retardants are present as environmental pollutants at locations around the globe, including remote sites in Indonesia, Nepal and Tasmania, according to a study by researchers from the Indiana Uni...

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Top Topics of 2012: Environmental racism exposed; flame retardants draw fire

Jan 4, 2013
Top Topics of 2012: Environmental racism exposed; flame retardants draw fire

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Flame retardants in furniture more common than expected

Dec 12, 2012

By Mary Flynn Multiple animal and human studies suggest that many flame retardant chemicals used to treat furniture are either toxic or have not yet been proven safe for long-term use. Now, new research suggests that these chemicals are more even mo...

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Most doctors don’t warn pregnant patients about environmental risks

Dec 10, 2012
Most doctors don’t warn pregnant patients about environmental risks

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