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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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What’s in Your Couch (toxic flame retardant chemicals!)



What are your questions about toxic chemicals in your furniture? Join MomsRising, Non-Toxic Kids and Veena, staff scientist from The Green Policy Institute to find out. We’ll discuss why these chemicals are a BIG concern, what you can do about it, and what is happening at the state and national level to better protect families […]

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Happy Halloween and Scary Couches!



Halloween, dear readers!  I wish you all a safe and happy night with your little creatures, fairies, monsters, ghosts and goblins. Here’s something very scary! It is a guest post from Arlene Bloom about toxic flame retardants. Why is the couch made of skulls? a. Skulls are the newest fashion. b. The couch foam contains […]

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