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....
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A Crusade Against Household Toxins
September 6, 2012
From New York Times
A well-known biochemist who argued against the usage of fire retardant chemicals in children's pajamas is no reengaged in her crusade against such chemicals being used in furniture.
Dr. Arlene Blum is working to show that the chemicals' potential health hazard far outweighs the benefit of preventing house fires.