Archive | flame retardants

Come on, Costco!



We love that Costco pays its workers a more livable wage. We also love that we can often find natural and organic brands at the store, buy in bulk, and yes, grab a random shirt or book that was clearly NOT on the list while we are at it. So while other retailers like Target […]

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Health, Firefighter, Consumer and Science Groups Seek Ban on Household Products With Toxic Chemical Flame Retardants



A broad coalition of health, firefighter, consumer and science groups filed a petition asking the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to ban four categories of consumer products — children’s products, furniture, mattresses and the casings around electronics — if they contain any flame retardant in the chemical class known as organohalogens.  Petitioners include the American […]

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Ashley Furniture to Phase Out Toxic Flame Retardants from Furniture (update)



In the last few years awareness about the toxicity in flame retardant chemicals in furniture has grown tremendously. Public health advocates, organizations, doctors, environmentalists and journalists have been sounding the alarm that the chemicals added to furniture are far more harmful than the flame they might extinguish– and that there are much safer alternatives. This groundbreaking […]

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Top 3 News Stories This Week (Cheerios, Triclosan, and Flame Retardants)



Here’s what caught my attention this week in the news in the world of healthy, green living and environmental health. Lots going on! 1. Cheerios to remove GMO ingredients. This surprised me. General Mills responding to the GMO movement? This is just another reminder of the power of activists and regular people, consumers, demanding cleaner, […]

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Take Action for Safer Sofas!



I’ve been writing here about how flame retardant chemicals are harming our health for a long while now. We are making progress in state by state legislation to remove the most harmful flame retardants, but if you’ve shopped for a couch recently, you know there is much work to do! It is such a challenge […]

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