Take Action: Support Stronger Toxic Chemicals Standards

Flame retardants in furniture

Polybrominated flame retardants (PBDEs) and similar chemicals—often added to furniture, electronics and infant products like car seats—are increasingly found in human blood, breast milk, and tissues. Some of these chemicals are linked to neurocognitive problems in children.

Yet, shockingly, experts say that flame retardants don't actually protect us from fires, and investigative reports now reveal how flagrantly deceptive the chemical industry was, starting in the 1970s, to get laws passed that mandate massive use of flame retardant chemicals in furniture and other consumer products.

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