For decades, manufacturers have added chemical flame retardants to electronics, furniture, children's pajamas and carseats, and foam baby products so they won't catch on fire easily when exposed to flame or high heat. But, many of these flame retardant chemicals have been linked to cancer, reproductive and thyroid problems, and cognitive impairments. We are advocating for toxic flame retardants to be replaced with safer, healthier alternatives.
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Toxic flame retardants in the news
Blog posts on flame retardants:
- More bad news for toxic flame retardants
- Graco annouces they will stop using certain toxic flame retardants in their baby products!
- Chemical industry exposed: Tribune series points to dirty tricks used by flame retardant lobbyists