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 for consumers looking to find a couch without toxic flame retardant chemicals. Our friends at the Center for Environmental Health recently posted this action and I think it is worth sharing. Please sign on and share! It should be easy to find a safe and toxin free couch (they all should be that way!).
You can make a real difference today, and we need your help.
For decades, furniture makers have used harmful flame retardant chemicals, primarily due to an outdated flammability standard that has proven ineffective. Today we are all exposed to these harmful chemicals, which have been linked to cancer or other serious illnesses, in all of our homes, offices, and schools.
But efforts by CEH and others have finally compelled a change to the standard. Starting soon, furniture makers will be able to meet the new science-based standard without relying on harmful chemicals.
Now we need your help to encourage furniture companies to act as soon as possible! We need to let furniture makers know that we want to see “No Chemical Flame Retardant” labels on their products early next year.
Thank you! Why do you want safer sofas?