California proposed regulations on Friday that would set new flammability standards and allow furniture and some children's product manufacturers to stop using chemical flame retardants.
The change was proposed after decades of complaints about the spread of chemicals known as PBDEs and TDCPP into the environment.
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Report: Toxic Flame Retardants Common in Furniture
November 28, 2012
From Los Angeles Times
The vast majority of couches tested as part of a new study contained chemical flame retardants, including toxic chemicals that have been linked to a variety of health problems, according to recent research published in a science journal.